An art student has taken a stand against over-designed products by making a toaster with a record-breaking pop-up facility.
Freddie Yauner employed a high-pressure CO2 gas system and mechanical ram to produce a toaster that shoots toast 2.6m, or 8.5ft, into the air.
The 26-year-old, from London, has broken the Guinness World Record with his product, which is on show at the Royal College of Art graduate show until July 5.
“All my works are satirical pieces that have a serious side,” Yauner explained. “We constantly conjure up too many objects that do far more than they need to do, with extra features year on year. The popping element of a toaster is totally unnecessary.”