It’s hard to be impressed by a toaster, so when someone makes a new design, we’re always scratching our heads about why someone would decide to focus on doing that. But when we came across designer James Stumpf’s glass and bamboo toaster, we were ready to break out our plastic and order up.
Unfortunately, the toaster is just a concept for now. Created through Stumpf Studio, the design uses glass lined with heat element stripes that is housed in a bamboo shell. On the outside of the toaster lies a digital timer that will notify you when the toast is ready. And because of the glass’s transparency, users are able to check the state of their bread during the cycle so that they always know when their bread is at the optimal level of toastedness.