10 Easy Pieces: Office Wastebaskets by

Issue 40 · Confident Colors · October 6, 2010

10 Easy Pieces: Office Wastebaskets

Issue 40 · Confident Colors · October 6, 2010

Good office wastebaskets are surprisingly difficult to find; here are ten good choices from the current crop available. NB: We didn't include wicker or rattan baskets in this roundup; for ideas in this category, see our Boxes, Baskets, and Bins product grouping for some ideas.

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Above: The weighty Korbo Paper Bin is handmade from heavy gauge acid-proof stainless steel in Sweden and stands 14 inches high; $150 at Canoe in Portland. Available by phone order.

Above: The Recycled Black Trug is an unexpected material in the perfect size (14 inches tall) for an office wastebasket; $18 at Grdn in Brooklyn.

Muji Aluminum Trash Can

Above: Simple and compact, the Muji Aluminum Trash Can is 9.75 inches tall and is $13.50 at MoMA Store.

The Boucle Wire Mesh Wastebasket by Roost is 11.5 inches high; $48 at Velocity Art and Design.

Above: The Boucle Wire Mesh Wastebasket by Roost is 11.5 inches high; $48 at Velocity Art and Design.

Above: Japanese Plywood Paper Basket is 12 inches high; $65 at Tortoise.

Above: The Midi Square Wastebasket is available in orange/red or black and is 13.8 inches high; $40 at @WorkDesign.

Above: The Pablo Duo Paper Bin is crafted with two pieces of high-grade Finnish birch plywood. It stands 15-inches tall and comes in a choice of five finishes;$52 at Velocity Art and Design.

Above: The Bin Bin Wastebasket by John Brauer for Essey of Denmark is available in black, white, and red. Made of hard polyethylene and shaped to resemble a piece of crumpled paper, it's 13.2 inches high and costs $54 at Unica Home.

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Above: The industrial Steel Schoolroom Wastebasket comes in black, gray, or almond, and is 14.5 inches tall; $11.75 at Global Industrial.

Knodd Bin

Above: The powder-coated steel Knodd bin is a Remodelista favorite; the 17.25-inch-tall Knodd bin with lid is $24.99 and the 11-inch Knodd Bin (available in white, red, green, blue, or yellow) is $14.99 at Ikea.



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