Objects Of Design #159: Alessi Birillo Bin

Bathrooms need bins

Sometimes we just have to be purely practical and the fact of the matter is that if you have a bathroom, it will need a bin. But there’s no reason why it can’t be an attractive and well-designed object. That is, after all the point of this series. So, here is the Birillo. From Alessi. The lid swings open and closed, much better than an open bin in a bathroom. It’s white, so it will disappear into a corner, and, for those that like that sort of thing, comes with a matching soap dispenser, loo brush and all the rest of the kit. £46

Kate Watson-Smyth

The author Kate Watson-Smyth

I’m a journalist who writes about interiors mainly for The Financial Times but I have also written regularly for The Independent and The Daily Mail. My house has been in Living Etc, HeartHome and featured in The Wall Street Journal & Corriere della Sera. I also run an interior styling consultancy Mad About Your House. Welcome to my Mad House.