Designed by Karim Rashid, Canadian (born Egypt), 1960. Made by Umbra, Ltd., Toronto, 1979 - present.
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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."