Saito Walnut Wastebasket | Tortoise General Store
Saito Walnut Wastebasket | Tortoise General Store
Saito Walnut Wastebasket | Tortoise General Store
Saito Walnut Wastebasket | Tortoise General Store
Saito Walnut Wastebasket | Tortoise General Store
Saito Walnut Wastebasket | Tortoise General Store
Saito Walnut Wastebasket | Tortoise General Store
Saito Walnut Wastebasket | Tortoise General Store
Saito Walnut Wastebasket | Tortoise General Store
Saito Walnut Wastebasket | Tortoise General Store
Saito Walnut Wastebasket | Tortoise General Store
Saito Walnut Wastebasket | Tortoise General Store
Saito Walnut Wastebasket | Tortoise General Store
Saito Walnut Wastebasket | Tortoise General Store

Saito Walnut Wastebasket

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Description:
Clean lines and a beautiful wood grain on Saito's classic mid-century cylindrical wastebasket make them a grounding and minimalistic addition to any space. Produced in 2 sizes by shaping molded plywood, this bin is both lightweight and durable with a design that remains unchanged since the 1950s.

Measurements:
Small: 12" H x 10" D
Tall: 15.5" H x 11" D

History: 
Isamu Saito originally established a name producing baseball bats in Kawanecho. With a limited supply of wood due to the Second World War, Saito started his Saito Woodworking shop in 1950 by laminating several thin layers of wood together to create “molded plywood” for furniture and other household goods. This gave him the ability to bend and shape his products in ways unachievable with raw wood while still maintaining strength and a naturalistic feel, an aesthetic that many compare to Ray and Charles Eames.
Materials:
Molded plywood, Walnut veneer

Variation: 
There is variation in the grain of the wood so each bin is unique and will not be exactly like the bin in the photo.

Care Instructions:
Normal Cleaning:
Dust furniture with a slightly damp soft lint-free cloth or with a quality cleaner formulated for wood furniture. Wipe dry with a dry soft cloth in the direction of the wood grain. Do not use aerosol-powered cleaners or polishes.

Twice a Year:
Apply a good quality furniture polish with a clean soft cloth. Do not use aerosol-powered cleaners or polishes. Do not use polishes containing waxes or abrasives, or polishes that are oil based.

Minor Repair of Water Rings, Stains, and Scratches:
Rub the surface lightly in the direction of the wood grain using No. 0000 steel wool. Apply a scratch-removing polish with a color and value that simulates the veneer. If the scratches are deep, consult a professional furniture refinisher.

 

Returns must be made within 2 weeks in original, unused condition with all packaging for either 1. Store credit for the full amount or 2. Refund - minus a 20% restocking fee.  Tortoise does not cover the cost of return shipping or the cost of re-shipping an exchange, and the cost of shipping for returns and exchanges is the responsibility of the customer.