Comparison of SMEG’s toaster and Kmix’s toaster.
Toaster designs do not appear to stray too far away from the norm. Both SMEG and KMIX toasters features a simple and straightforward design, with easy to understand buttons. Aesthetics of both designs lean more towards function due to its simplicity, although the choice of colors are also probably meant to invoke pleasant feelings in the buyers. Personally, I like SMEG’s toaster more because it looks less intimidating than Kmix’s.
Trends observed includes a vintage personality adapted to look modern, contours, minimal and simple buttons, and the use of bold bright colours and pastels.