Minimal sculptural items
by Shigeichiro Takeuchi



Japanese designer Shigeichiro Takeuchi of shigeichiro studio has designed a minimal rubbish bin (above) and a shoehorn (below).


The aluminium bin has a wooden lid that tilts without a mechanism.


The plastic shoehorn fits onto a conical wooden base.


Here's a bit of text from the designer:



The cylinder is simply cut diagonally and the mouth is covered with a wooden board. This is a dust bin with lid.


Because the diagonal mouth is at a slightly different level, the lid can balance on it without additional components which also make it easily removable for trash taken off and cleaning.


Material: aluminum, hard maple wood.

This form which has beautiful curves and mild thickness stands on the floor like an object. This is a shoehorn.


The main body and the wooden base are beautifully united as one piece. The conventional image we have in our mind would have been erased from the presence of this shoehorn.


Material: plastic, hard maple wood.

Posted on Sunday December 27th 2009 at 11:19 am by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • kaptnk

    they’re both gorgeous.
    The shoe horn is truly fantastic

  • Theo Lagendijk

    I fully agree with kaptnk, they’re both gorgeous.

    I love the lid of the bin. Does this really work? Amazing. Good design!

  • roel

    the design of the bin is soooo old… still looks nice but surely not new.

  • Stan

    Love the dustbin!

  • peter hansson

    BUT ……. this shoe horn is 100% the same as this by Michael Young for Georg Jensen :

  • Germán Miguel

    It’s easy to fall in the same sharpes, when you’re working in minimalism. But it’s amazing to discover that different thinkers find same essential concepts indeed.

  • Derek M

    I love these minimal items. Excellent design!!

    I saw this kind of shoehorn recently, like a Nendo’s for Maruni and Michael’s for Georg Jensen, presented in the same year 2009. (interesting situation!) But I think this shoehorn is best.

  • Livi

    Why not just bend and put on the shoe?

  • @andy_fab

    A binliner is going to ruin that bin!