helene steiner: polyp
helene steiner: polyp
nov 07, 2010

helene steiner: polyp

polyp is a laundry basket by helene steiner that attaches to vertical surfaces and serves as a wall ornament. the design is made from plastic and holds laundry inside holes. once the laundry builds up to a point where the fabric is visible, it sends a signal to the user to wash their clothes. each unit of polyp is sized to match the size of the laundry machine. the units can be combined in various arrangements or hung alone. the units come off the wall and can be easily transported around.


helene steiner: polyp

helene steiner: polyp

  • nice design but with the smell??? 🙂

    cosi falub says:
  • woooow wooow
    i love it
    practical and nice simple design

    :) says:
  • I like it a lot!!

    Henry says:
  • Where can I buy them? I love them

    Dawn says:
  • very cool! nice idea…


    fERNANDO says:
  • @cosi falub, I agree about the smell issue. Nice concept though

    LV says:
  • What is the difference in smell from a normal laundry basket?

    Bruce says:
  • @Bruce difference in smell is that this design is supposed to be used in the living-room or the likes.
    nice designER though 😉

    !emalosho says:
  • this stinks!

    laundry man! says:
  • great idea but i agree about the design flaw in regard to oder, but a little see through latch door on the front, (mimicking a laundromat washing machine door) wd solve this and still look cool. otherwise, dirty undies & sweaty gym clothes hanging out of a hole in the wall?? noooo thanks.

    evadee says:

    CAM says:
  • cam- yes, i suppose women must be very careful not to accidently bleed on their undergarments or ever break a sweat nor come in contact with any bodily fluids from themselves or anyone else, keep far away from art materials, cooking smells, food, drink, smoke, etc that might bring an odor on their clothes.. I’d rather throw smelly clothes in a laundry basket (one with a lid, which can be easily adapted to this design) than live your non-smelly life…

    evadee says:
  • I have a feeling that ;it will refer to the future washing machines.With a little modification also You can directly mount this basket to a machine for washing (if u already seperated the colored clothes 🙂
    and this little see through hole on the front has a cap I guess..cause u can drop some tiny undies when you turn it over for carrying.

    Cuneyt Narbay says:

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