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Minimalism in a garbage can

The trash I have always found a delicate matter to solve; most hide the cube under the sink And those of us who choose to have it in sight often have to settle for designs that are rarely comfortable and beautiful at the same time. I had already resigned myself. Until today.

Grace Yougeon Lee, an American designer, has managed to synthesize the basic principles of minimalism in his last creation. Many times this current is confused with placing beautiful furniture in huge white spaces, but that is not true. "Less is more" means to achieve, through intelligence, a lot with little. Personally, it has reached my soul.

This bin collects all the functional requirements that they may be required of a garbage can; It has a lid and is activated with a pedal. In addition, it is from a heady beauty. In this case, the really complicated thing is to avoid all the mechanisms that make it possible for the lid to rise when the spring is pressed. How do you get it? Archimedes already said it; "Give me a foothold and I will move the world."

The system is brilliantly simple. The pedal is reduced to a folded sheet with a protrusion that is inserted into a recess made in the base, acting as a hinge. So, you get that container pivot on that axis. Afterwards, it is enough to bevel the upper part of the container to avoid rubbing with the lid when tilting and we have already got rid of all the cumbersome opening system of the traditional buckets.

As you can see, real minimalism is ecological, because it optimizes the available resources to the maximum and simplifies the industrial processes. It is not about obtaining a certain aesthetic finish, but about getting to the very essence of things through geometry, eliminating all superfluous elements. As the designer pointed Vico Magistretti: "through simplicity, which is the most complicated thing in the world, elegance is achieved".

Too bad it is still a prototype, I want it in my kitchen now.

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