I met Freddie on a visit to RCA last month, and the prototype for his Highest Popping Toaster in the World was still a little rough. Now it's a gleaming white rocket launcher, and tomorrow it'll be unveiled to the press where Freddie will be going for a new world record for "highest toaster pop." (He's already set the record at 2m 60cm, but that was just the height of his ceiling.) On Tuesday, it rocks outdoors!
The Highest Popping Toaster in the World, or "The Moaster", took 3 months to build and utilizes a high-pressure CO2 gas system and mechanical ram. Freddie Yauner, who graduates from the RCA this year, made the toaster as the culmination of his "Because We Can" series of domestic objects created with slogans as starting points, "leading to mutated typologies that become inherently flawed through their excess." (Yup, that last part is quintessential RCA :)
"Everyone loves it when a toaster has a good pop to it," comments Freddie, "so i thought this was the logical next step, to create a new space in the market."
(One other logical next step might be to interest the Eppyboys in filming a symphony of these toasters in all their projectile glory. Seems like a good fit.)
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