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Object of Desire: Colorful Laundry Hampers from New Zealand

Probably to a fault, our editors tend toward the neutral end of the spectrum when it comes to home design. A palette that traffics in grays, browns, and every shade of white is where we feel most comfortable. That said, we don’t mind a splash of color when it’s done right.

These color-saturated laundry hampers from New Zealand–based designers Mavis & Osborn are done right.

We first took note of their well-designed hampers in 2016. Back then, their hampers came in neutral colors (cream, black, and indigo). When we revisited their site recently, we were pleasantly surprised to see a slew of rich hues offered—along with new fabrics (canvas, linen, wool, and water-resistant cotton) and a choice of leather straps (black, natural, and tan), frames (champagne and black), and sizes (small and large).

Take a look.

Above: New Zealand store Alex & Corban Home carries the hamper in four styles, including wool versions in Blush, with tan leather straps (pictured is the small size), and Ginger with black leather straps (right); $249.99 NZD and $299.99 NZD, respectively.
Above: On Mavis & Osborn’s own site, which allows you to customize with your frame and straps of choice, we found this bright cotton canvas version in Tumeric (left). Also on the site: a version made from Japanese water-resistant cotton, in Rust (right). Small hampers are $249 NZD; large $299 NZD.
Mavis and Osborn Sage Laundry Hampers
Above: And, of course, Mavis & Osborn are still producing subtle shades. Here are a pair of wool hampers in Sage.

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