We predict that the toaster will become the new chair for the creative set, as evidenced by the ongoing enthusiasm for the RollerToaster, the Glide, and other iterations in myriad design studios and schools. Conveyer toasters go back a long way, in actuality: There's the original conveyor toaster--the awesomely-named Toast-o-lator (patent filed in 1934). But today on YouTube we see a new toaster design, Lift, all wrapped up in quite-the-animation folks. You saw it here first.
Allan Chochinov is a partner of Core77, a New York-based design network serving a global community of designers and design enthusiasts, and Chair of the new MFA in Products of Design graduate program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Allan lectures around the world and at professional conferences including IDSA, AIGA and IxDA, has been a guest critic at various design schools in including Yale University, IIT, Carnegie Mellon, Ravensbourne, RMIT, University of Minnesota, Emily Carr, and RISD. He has moderated and led workshops and symposia at the Aspen Design Conference, the Rockefeller Center at Bellagio, Compost Modern, and Winterhouse, and is a frequent design competition juror. Prior to Core77, his work in product design focused on the medical, surgical, and diagnostic fields, as well as on consumer products and workplace systems. He has been named on numerous design and utility patents and has received awards from The Art Directors Club, I.D. Magazine, Communication Arts, and The One Club.