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"Garbo" Can

Designed 1995
Designed by Karim Rashid (Canadian (born Egypt), 1960) Made by Umbra, Ltd., Toronto (1979–present)
Its name a blend of Hollywood and garbage, the sculptural, translucent "Garbo" wastebasket that Rashid designed for Umbra in 1995 has also been used variously as a clothes hamper, flower vase, and champagne cooler. For Rashid, its highly tactile polypropylene material proved an excellent medium in which to explore ideas of dematerialization. "You feel in a sense that there is very little there," he said of Garbo, "yet it is so flexible that basically it's indestructible."

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