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Conical metal pail with circular metal lid and tapering down to a circular cork base.

Garbage Pail, Cinderella

Designed by
Dr. Peter Schlumbohm (1896–1962)
Aluminum, maple, cork
Produced by
Dr. Peter Schlumbohm, New York, New York
29 x 29 x 29 cm

The Liliane and David M. Stewart Program for Modern Design, gift of Eric Brill, 2010.1870

This container may look like an ice bucket, but it is actually a stylish garbage pail for use outside the kitchen. The designer based the form of the pail on the conical shape of his famous patented Chemex coffeemaker, and both have paper liners for easy removal of waste.

The shiny aluminum and the name Cinderella transformed a lowly functional object to an elegant streamlined objet d’art.

The Stewart Program for Modern Design, photo: Denis Farley.