Fabriano by Riccardo Nannini, Domenico Orefice
and Emanuele Pizzolorusso



Milan 09: young designers Riccardo Nannini, Domenico Orefice and Emanuele Pizzolorusso present a waste paper basket made of recycled paper at exhibition Dismettiamola! in Milan this week.


The bin consists of fifty pleated-paper containers, nesting inside one another.


When the top container is full it can be removed and disposed of, leaving the next one lining the bin.


Photo by Andrea Poggesi.

The following text is from the designers:



Designed by Riccardo Nannini + Domenico Orefice + Emanuele Pizzolorusso.

Fabriano is a basket made entirely of recycled paper. The thin layers consist of 50 disposable bags and when the bin is full you just have to extract the bag and throw it away, the layer beneath is ready to collect more paper. The shape of a "muffin cup" is easy to produce and allows to obtain the shape of a classic office bin, as well as it gives a personality to it.


Fabbrica del Vapore
April 22th-27th
Milan Design Week

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Posted on Tuesday April 21st 2009 at 6:14 am by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • Lizzie

    Love it. so simple. so efficient. perhaps there is some way of coating the paper with a biodegradable resin so a kitchen waste bin could be produced also.

  • great, makes recycling easy

  • Jelle

    Nice idea but have some point for discussion:
    – why recycled paper cups to collect paper. Isn’t it better to have a permanent
    paper basket instead of disposable bags to collect your waste paper and then throw it in a bigger container? a waste of recycled paper?

    – in a office lots of paper is getting thrown away. A paperbin this shape wit fumbled up paper will be full after half a day. A paper bin where you can put the sheets on a pile is probably better.

    – So with this bin that means a office has to buy new wastepaperbins after 25 days

  • jackiesmood

    So simple, so effective!
    This is this kind of work that every designer want to do, why did i think of that before it !
    I love it !!!!

  • modular

    This is great. So simple. Yet so well-thought.

  • Emma from Malta

    Ingeniouss!! Can I buy one online??

  • Matthew

    Its a very nice idea, but it doesn't completely make sense to me. It is much more environmentally friendly to use just a regular paper basket do dispose of paper, rather than wasting more paper in the process, or even recycle said waste paper, as many offices and universities do. To toss something you would need a liner in the can for (lunch remnants, mostly empty coffee cup, anything moist), I don't see how this would work without ruining the entire rubbish bin, unless the interior of the cups were waxed or coated.

  • wwsy

    its quite amusing how it looks just like this asian dish.


  • Fling

    They should have baked the ginormous muffins.

  • slater

    I’m with Jelle, this is wastefull. can anyone seriously think that any more on time use objects are a good idea? if the bin was made of recycled materials, could be recycled at the end of life (perhaps a few years) and be durable while in use then maybe it would fly, nice try, but this was a “wastefull” exercise…

  • Anna

    Brilliant concept, perfect shape!
    I would like to see this in a shop.

  • Lazar


  • Micheal

    I think most of people use plastic bags to collect paper, and get rid of it well they throw paper away. This basket doesn’t add any waste and makes the process much more confortable.
    Good idea and very good looking.

  • nice idea

    I believe its so green and useful.

    we have problem with current bin in our office. every day some one must empty them and there is always dust on it .

  • juta

    waterproof ?

  • Serena T

    GENIALE!!! :)

  • This is a lovely design on the surface, but I’m afraid bits of moisture from a soda can or a take out container would soak into the paper and ruin the esthetic with greasy stains through all of the layers and/or weaken the paper so it would tear. Admittedly, I am a ‘function over form’ person.

  • Sander

    Isn’t this supposed to be a basket to collect paper? Why would anyone throw a soda can in it?

  • Ignacio

    Sencillamente genial……


    I Like it! It's a great idea!

  • Tim Cowell

    Can you make it with an integrated drawstring to help “tie it up!!” when it is full???

  • hipo

    great idea!!!
    It’s always annoying to change the innner bag in trash bin.
    Really helpful for busy working mother like me!

  • ligia

    Doy you sell it? I’m searching some original paper bin for my office. I need 14 diferent trash bin and there are not many that i can buy. Thanks

  • Marianna

    che bello cercarti e non trovarti su facebook, ma su ben altri siti…
    Con affetto

  • Donnie

    I believe its so green and useful.

    we have problem with current bin in our office. every day some one must empty them and there is always dust on it .

  • alwaan

    i like this if it was waxed i'll definitely buy it … i mean why would someone buy a paper trash bin if there is an everything trash bin

  • Rebeca Martinez

    I will like to use this linens (bags) for the inside of the bathroom trash cans. I hate how when I buy I nice bathroom trash can it end up cover all over by a 4 gallon plastic trash bag.It would be nice if they come in colors to be able to match them with the color of each trash can and blend with it :)

    • Milica

      Cute idea, but then the concept of eco/let’s recycle and save time and energy kind of gets left behind with the use of colours.

  • BOB

    Where can I buy it!?