‘Classique Collection’ wastepaper bin by Design+Industry

Made by Snaith Industries Pty Ltd in Revesby, New South Wales, 2005.

This wastepaper bin was designed by Design + Industry in Balmain, NSW, 2003 and made by Snaith Industries in Revesby, NSW, in 2005. It is part of the Classique Collection range of plastic homeware products consisting of storage bins, laundry basket, clothes hamper and the wastepaper bin. The price, design features, functionality and visual appeal of these products were strategically targeted to compete against imported products in the domestic mass-consumer market. The range is distributed throu...

Summary

Object No.

2006/19/1

Physical Description

Wastepaper bin, 'Classique collection', plastic, designed by Design+Industry, Balmain, New South Wales, Australia, 2003, made by Snaith Industries, Revesby, New South Wales, Australia, 2005

Green opaque plastic bin with slits around the side.

Dimensions

Height

272 mm

Production

Notes

This wastepaper bin was designed by Design+Industry in Balmain, NSW, 2003 and moulded by Snaith Industries in Revesby, NSW, in 2005. It is part of the Classique Collection range of plastic homeware products consisting of storage bins, laundry basket, clothes hamper and the wastepaper bin. The Classique Collection range of products were designed to compete against imported products in the domestic mass consumer market. The price, design features, functionality and visual appeal were strategically targeted to this market. The range is distributed through retail outlets including Woolworths, Target, Big W and Kmart.

The wastepaper bin and other products in the range are designed to nest together to minimise the stacking space required on pallets during transport. The visual form was designed to be highly aesthetically pleasing, enhancing the perceived value of the product at a competitive price.

Made

Snaith Industries Pty Ltd 2005

Designed

Design and Industry Pty Ltd 2003

History

Notes

This wastepaper bin was lent to the Museum for display in the exhibition 'Sydney designers unplugged: people, process, product' from 6 August - 9 October 2005. It has not been used.

The Classique Collection received an Australian Design Award in 2004. Over 200 products were entered in the 2004 Australian Design Awards. The judging panel recommended 61 of these products receive an Australian Design Mark and 21 of these products for an Australian Design Award. The 21 products receiving the Australian Design Award were announced at a dinner and awards ceremony on 23rd April 2004 at Sydney Town Hall.

Design+Industry was founded in 1987 by Murray Hunter. In 2005 it had a team of more than 35 designers and engineers and was the largest industrial design consulting group in Australia. From studios in Sydney and Melbourne, this group works on complex design and engineering projects, such as betting terminals and electronic funds transfer machines. Around 60% of its business is for clients outside Australia. In 2005 the group had begun to expand into designing furniture and homewares.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Snaith Industries, 2006

Acquisition Date

19 January, 2006

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Classique Collection' wastepaper bin by Design+Industry 2014, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 January 2018, <https://ma.as/357364>

Wikipedia

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