The Product: Toy storage baskets in vibrant jade stripe
These striped, toy storage baskets marry the bold colours and skilled craftsmanship of Kenya with chic, Finnish Design. The baskets are a design statement in their own right. Of course, they are not restricted to the playroom. Use them around the house to tidy up nappies, throws, magazines, scarves, belts or whatever other clutter you need to eliminate! The above images show the smaller size (shown as loo roll storage!) and the medium size (next to a chest of drawers).
These colourful woven baskets are environmentally sustainable, made from sisal and 80% recycled food-grade plastic. They are ethically produced in accordance with fair trade principles thereby helping to support female artisans and their families in rural villages in the Machakos county of Kenya.
As toy storage baskets in a nursery or sitting room, indeed in any situation, the baskets pack a decorative punch with their confident design and vivid colour blocking. They are durable, versatile and supremely practical. As I’ve already mentioned, depending on which size you go for, the baskets have myriad uses. They’d look great lined up on the lower shelf of a hall console for storing gloves and scarfs. Try Swoon, Tikamoon or Cox & Cox for smart, double-level consoles. Or perhaps grouped together as house plant covers for both large, sculptural house plants and smaller, tabletop varieties. How about perched atop a French armoire (filled with out-of-season accessories) creating a pleasingly eclectic clash of vintage and ethnic styles.
If you’re a fan of stripes in the home generally, you might want to check out our African-inspired stripe cushion covers in similarly punchy blue hues here.
Individually signed by the woman who made it, the baskets measure:
Medium – approx. 40cm high x 38cm diameter
Small – approx. 30cm high x 28cm diameter
Due to the handmade nature of these products, slight variations in size and appearance may occur.
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