September 30, 2014

Kartell Office Waste-Paper Basket and Trash Can: Office Supplies

The Kartell multi-purpose round waste basket (Kartell 4670) was designed by Italian designer Gino Colombini for Kartell Italy in 1968. This is the most popular color: semi-translucent smoke black. Add good looks, efficiency and productivity to your workspace with this stylish Italian waste-paper basket. The Kartell round waste-paper basket is distinguished by its simple yet effective form. The shiny, semi-transparent black batch-dyed SAN/ABS plastic looks stylish and compliments any work space, bathroom or home office. The Kartell Waste-Paper Basket is semi-translucent, particularly when placed in the light. 

A waste basket is a basic staple in every office. Waste baskets come in all shapes and sizes but this one is both practical and pleasing for the eyes. Kartell's Waste Basket is perfect to dispose of small garbage, plastics, office documents or newspapers. With a sleek timeless modern look, Kartell's Waste Basket is the perfect fit for a large business or a small home office. This round waste basket looks nice enough to leave it in open site in an office area. This waste basket is also perfect for other uses including recycling water bottles or cans. Keeps the office look neat and tidy with a minimum of effort. Made by Kartell.

The Italian designer Gino Colombini became technical director of Kartell in 1953. Established by the chemical engineer Giulio Castelli in 1949, Kartell has always specialized in making articles of plastic, remaining to the present day a leading design firm working with this material. Kartell transforms utilitarian objects for everyday use into plastic objects notable for beauty of form. Gino Colombini designed many of these household objects, experimenting with the possibilities of the material and revolutionizing the small, reasonably priced everyday things so they were no longer drab and colorless but instead colorful and modern. Gino Colombini's designs include a carpet beater (1957), a lemon squeezer (1958), wash basins, salad colanders, and lunch boxes. In 1959 Colombini designed a scoop with a long, upright handle so that it was no longer necessary to bend down over a dustpan and brush while cleaning. A particularly well known Gino Colombini design is his round umbrella stand (1965), made of ABS plastic with a steel ashtray as an added accessory. Gino Colombini was technical director at Kartell until 1960. He was awarded the Compasso d'Oro for his Kartell designs in 1955, 1957, 1958, 1959, and 1960.