Hansjerg Maier-Aichen Trash Can 1981
If you need to get rid of something, you throw it in a trash can. But why shouldn’t that container be pleasing to the eye? It has an important function…so it should look the part. The studied painter and sculptor created a beautifully simple piece that keeps visually in the background and just does its job. This is an excellent example of the creator’s brand which focusses on development and production with ambitious design quality. Copied millions of times, it remains the original of the swing-top plastic can that is the iconic representation of the proverbial circular file.
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