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 these versatile (and attractive) trash, recycling, laundry, and food storage bins featuring polished stainless-steel exteriors and air-suspension shock systems that allow lids to close slowly and quietly. And the California company doesn’t stop at bins: Keep the organization going with the adjustable shower caddies, dish racks, paper-towel holders and cabinet organizers. Every pick possesses the perfect blend of design and function.