ISSUE 40  |  The DIY Bath

10 Easy Pieces: Indie Toilet-Paper Holders

October 08, 2014 9:00 AM

BY Alexa Hotz

Toilet-paper holders are not the most glamorous fixture in the bathroom, but they are undeniably essential. In 2011 we dove into two subcategories: Modern Toilet-Paper Holders and Traditional Toilet-Paper Holders. Since then many more have stepped onto the scene; here are 10 designs we’re admiring.

Above: The recently introduced Brass Toilet-Paper Holder from Copenhagen-based Ferm Living is $44 Canadian dollars ($39.30 USD) from Rove Concepts (it’s currently on back order at the Ferm Living site).

Above: Koizumi Studio’s White Porcelain Toilet-Paper Holder includes a beech rod. Contact Koizumi Studio in Japan for availability and shipping information; ¥4,935 JPY ($46 USD). The same design is rendered entirely in wood as well.

Above: Made of bent steel with a durable powder-coat finish and a solid brass knob, the Onefortythree Tissue-Roll Holder is $30.

Above: At the Ace Hotel, in Los Angeles, Commune Design created this genius leather toilet-paper holder (we’re planning to DIY this one).

Above: Made in Seattle from polished stainless steel, the Studio Andolina Toilet-Paper Holder is $58 via Etsy.

Above: Designed by Pete Oyler, the Roll With It toilet-paper holder comes in combinations of brass, stainless steel, aluminum, and walnut; $130 at Assembly Design.

Above: Japanese design studio Koizumi makes the A + W Toilet-Paper Holder of aluminum and wood from the Japanese Parozu, maple, and Tagaya trees; ¥3,900 JYP ($36 USD) at T-Kiki, in Japan.

Above: Labour and Wait’s Toilet-Paper Holder is made in England of solid oak; £22 ($36 USD).

Above: London-based Yang Ripol Studio was inspired by sailing gear in their design for the Diabolo Holder for Vandiss. It’s available in black or orange rope with a chrome hub at YangRipol.

Above: The Hand-Forged Iron Modern Industrial Toilet-Paper Holder is available as part of a set (towel bar included); $73.30 from Vin Tin, in Martinsburg, West Virginia, via Etsy.

Prefer to get creative? See our posts DIY: Cleat as Toilet-Paper Holder, Nautical Edition and Bathroom: Low-Tech Toilet-Roll Holders.