Final Design


Hey so below is my final design, let me know what you think.


Abilities tested when asked to airbrush render 3 toaster concepts.

Hey, so attached below are the 3 concepts I submitted for my toaster design. Let me know what you think?

Hey so an update of what has been happening. 100 thumbnails, next is to bring it down to 3. But that is a job for the holidays…for now, some thumbnails are attached.

Hey guys,

It’s 2010 and a new TAFE year. Semester 1 brings us the project of developing a new shell for a sunbeam toaster. Below is the brief we are given (it’s a simulation).

Sunbeam Inc won the prestigious, global Red Dot Award for their Café Series Contact Grill in 2008 and the Portable Appliance Supplier of the Year in 2007/2008. Sunbeam aims to launch a new toaster for the middle to high income segment of kitchen appliances market in Australia. This new toaster is to use the technical package of the Sunbeam Thick & Thin 2 Toaster (TA2210).

Turbine151 Studio 2 has been commissioned  to design a new toaster to be launched to the market in October 2011. Studio 2 designers will work with staff to develop this brief.

Design Constraints

  • The external casing must be mounted using the common screw points identified in the technical package of the Sunbeam  Thick & Thin 2 Toaster (TA2210).

New toaster will be designed with only the following features:

  • 2 slice electronic toaster
  • Electronic browning control dial
  • High-lift lever
  • Defrost and Cancel functions
  • Removable crumb tray
  • Cord storage
  • Material will be decided by following Australian Standards’ requirements.
  • Sale price to be determined by market analysis
  • Deadline for final project submission is 23 June 2010.

Let’s see what happens…

So, here they are, the final 3! A Rubbish Bin, Pencil Tin and Document Tray. Please check them out and see what you think.

Progress Update


Seeing as an update is overdue, I thought that I might aswell give you one now. Better late than never. The project is due in just under 2 weeks (20/11). The concept I chose to further was a line which some say resembled a dog. In this line was a rubbish bin, document holder and pencil tin. Pictures will follow soon. Though I must say, modelling this line is a painful experience. The entire design basically consists of loft after loft and lots of patience. For this project our teachers require that our file be Rapid Prototype ready (which is great I might add), so that is adding an extra level of thinking things through.

Since this is the end of the year, we have an exhibition to display our work. The next couple of weeks will be spent designing the banners and printing them out, scouring over OH&S related issues and frantically setting up. So that will certainly be interesting.

Thats all for now, I’ll post back soon and show you the final renders and models.