It’s surprising that something as important as a garbage can is so often undervalued by the design world. Not so for simplehuman, a modern lifestyle brand that boasts an extensive catalog of versatile, multifunction trash bins. These include extra-tall cans and compartmentalized recycling units for kitchen use, some of which feature fingerprint-resistant outer coatings. There are also small, lidded versions for the office, plus takes featuring a high-tech sensor and a built-in deodorizer. The California-based company also designs its own size-specific trash bags, plus a slew of other domestic essentials for kitchen, bath, and laundry rooms: soap dispensers with sensor pumps, clever dish racks, and much more. Simplehuman transformed the trash can with the introduction of its innovative stainless steel “butterfly” step can in 2000; today, the brand continues to design everyday tools to help people become more efficient at home.
Clean up with the versatile (and attractive!) trash and laundry bins from this California company. Try the colorful Retro step can, which features a polished stainless-steel exterior and an air-suspension shock system that allows the lid to close slowly and quietly. Or opt for the Butterfly model, whose narrow silhouette and split top allow it to fit in low, narrow spaces.
Trash. Laundry. Dirty dishes. Clutter. These things are inevitable, the common denominators of every home, big and small. The best we can do is to organize, and if we’re going to organize, why not do it with style? Enter simplehuman’s bamboo dish racks, cabinet organizers, and trashcans. We also love their jumbo step cans (including an ingenious pet-food storage can) and the handy X-frame hamper.