Tip Bucket

A work made of polypropylene, stainless steel, and rubber.
© 2003 Konstantin Grcic.

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  • A work made of polypropylene, stainless steel, and rubber.




Konstantin Grcic (German, born 1965)
Manufactured by Authentics (German, founded 1981)

About this artwork

Square Wastepaper Bin was the first in a series of products made for the German manufacturer Authentics. The project gave Grcic the opportunity to experiment with plastic, a material that enabled him to create his earliest industrially made designs for mass production. He conceived Square Wastepaper Bin as a round base with square sides and a hole cut out on one side for a handle. The 2-Hands Laundry Basket, the next design in this family of quotidian products, is slightly oversized, yet lightweight and durable, with a seamless elegance that sets it apart from other such designs. The H20 Wastepaper Bin derived from Grcic’s desire to make subtle adjustments to the commonplace object by adding a lid and rim at the top and bottom of the piece. For the Tip Wastepaper Bin, Grcic enlarged the hinge mechanism that opens and closes the lid to prevent it from breaking with use. Through a disciplined process of research and design development, Grcic was thus able to introduce a range of products that respond to basic human needs.

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Architecture and Design


Konstantin Grcic


Tip Bucket






Polypropylene, stainless steel, and rubber


34 × 29 × 29 cm (13 × 11 × 11 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Authentics GmbH

Reference Number



© 2003 Konstantin Grcic.

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