Gorden Wagener has spent a good amount of his coronavirus quarantine thinking about waffles.
Daimler’s head of design, who created such iconic cars as the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren and Vision Mercedes concepts, wanted to bake bread during his pandemic free time, but soon found the bread maker he wanted was out of stock. So he ordered a waffle iron from Williams-Sonoma instead, and the German and Germany-based designer has been perfecting his at-home recipe for the delightfully dimpled grid of syrup holders ever since.
That’s how he landed on the idea for a glove-box waffle catapult.
When I heard he’d become a waffle master, I asked whether he could do deliveries.
“The car is easily smart enough to launch a waffle accurately — you could write smart messages on the waffle and then throw it!” Wagener suggested on a recent phone call. A paperboy tossing waffles instead of the morning news, he would do it from the new GLE Coupe.
Wagener, of course, spends the bulk of his…