Bread-slicers are usually quite boxy, while their main functional part is quite the opposite. When I designed Teo I did not want to reinvent the appliance as such, but deconstructed the idea of how it can look. Hence I saw the circular blade as a given geometry and based the whole design around this central element. Examining the interaction of the single parts and their individual function in the whole system enabled me to challenge the common aesthetics of this product.
Unlike other models, Teo consists of two independent entities that need to find each other so they can function: The slider and the slicer.