If you were a house dresser/stager for a housing developer then you would be an expert at sourcing and displaying products in the most effective and aesthetically pleasing way… in the shortest period of time.
You would have a subscription to Ideal Home, be a placer of wooden chopping blocks, Brabantia storage jars, fresh bread and coffee beans. You would leave specific doors strategically open, you’d ensure the beds were shorter (to make the rooms look bigger) and you would stage the venetian blinds to the best angle to let in light and avoid seeing how close the neighbours are. You would almost certainly hang a Peter Smith, or a Rothko print. And now, I would advise, you’d place a new Sabichi bin in the kitchen.
The new range of Sabichi bins come in 5 bright and vibrant colours, designed to brighten up old and new kitchens alike. The range of colours gives you a chance to compliment or contrast your paint/tiles/door colours, and the slim 30 litre design means that an essential object becomes a design feature that can blend in or stand out as you choose.
For this long term test, Home and Decorating magazine has taken receipt of a purple bin. It arrived quickly and directly by courier and was well packaged and protected in a polystyrene top and tailed box.
It was replacing a well-used stainless steel pedal bin of same capacity. A bin which had been with our family for the past 2 years and was looking old for its age. The old bin was scratched, marked, covered in smudged handprints, and had a toddler shaped dent in one side where a stray toy giraffe had caused a health and safety trip hazard.
The new Sabichi purple bin has been a delightful change. It’s outer casing is high quality metalwork, it has a dome lid which is stronger and more stable than other flat-topped models – even with repeated use by a family of 4. Another simple but often overlooked point of design is that the foot pedal to lid is better balanced than other models we’ve looked at, and therefore I’m sure that it’s going to have a much longer lifespan.
It takes up slightly less space than the previous bin, with a slimmer and more elegant profile. On the inside it’s much like any other; a moulded plastic insert with a wire lifting handle.
All in all a really fresh take on a standard piece of kitchen kit. There’s only so much you can say about a bin, but basically it’s well made, it’s bright, and it’s available at a really good price. Thumbs up from H&D.