George Nakashima Wastebasket

Nakashima Studio, 1978, Rosewood garbage can, 53 × 22 × 44 cm, images: ragoarts

“It requires a genuine fight to produce one well-designed object of relatively permanent value,” said George Nakashima on the auction house’s webpage for this “rare” c. 1978 rosewood garbage can.

with a lid!

I think we can all agree he won this round.

20 Jan 2023, Lot 546: George Nakashima, Rare Wastebasket, est. $2-3,000 [update: sold for $4,410. excellent. ragoarts]