Bao Toaster by Studio Bup

Posted on October 13th, 2012 by

Bao Toaster is a minimal design created by Canada-based designers Studio Bup. Made from natural and approachable materials, the Bao Toaster’s honest form seeks to demystify the common household toaster. Bao introduces a sense of tactility back into the toaster. Anything made of metal that cooks with heat is regarded with caution. (1)

Name: Bao Toaster

Designer: Studio Bup

Location: Canada

Bao Toaster is a minimal design created by Canada-based designers Studio Bup. Made from natural and approachable materials, the Bao Toaster’s honest form seeks to demystify the common household toaster. Bao introduces a sense of tactility back into the toaster. Anything made of metal that cooks with heat is regarded with caution.

Why make an object that people are afraid to touch? Bao is handmade from ceramic, which is more heat resistant than metal and will warm up slowly, becoming comfortable to touch when toasting bread. As a result, the toaster becomes more enjoyable to use. It becomes an object of comfort – similar to your favourite coffee mug. I love the playful design and creative use of materials. For example, the wire looks like material used in jump ropes, and the power adapter is made of cork.

About the Author – Leo Lei

My two passions in life are entrepreneurship and design. I started Leibal as a hobby while I was still studying in college, and it has transformed into a business I could have never imagined. Within design, I love all things minimal. Our focus is to promote as many designers to as many people as possible.

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