MoMA Exclusive Online Only

Erpa Trash Can

$325 Non-Member
$292.50 Member
Members save up to 20% & free shipping $35+
MoMA Exclusive Online Only

Erpa Trash Can

$325 Non-Member
$292.50 Member
Members save up to 20% & free shipping $35+

Color:  Navy

Size:  Medium

Item# 125070-125071 In Stock
Shipping surcharge of $20.00 
Shipping surcharge of $20.00 
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MoMA Exclusive. Who says a garbage bin can’t be beautiful? This classic pedal can, made in a small workshop in Germany, has sleek vintage appeal. The handsome exterior is made of powder-coated enamel stamped with Erpa’s original logo, and a high-gloss stainless steel lid. The sprung pedal mechanism can be locked to keep the lid open, while the interior metal waste bin is removable for easy trash disposal.

  • Designer
    Josef Road
  • Size
    Blue:28hx14"diam., 20-liter
    Green:21h x 13"diam., 15-liter
  • Material
    Stainless steel
  • Origin
    Germany
  • Special shipping charge of $20.00
  • This item cannot be shipped outside of the contiguous U.S.
  • If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, you may return merchandise within 90 days for a refund in the form of original payment. Learn More.

$7.95 Flat standard shipping fee available. Learn More.

MoMA Exclusive. Who says a garbage bin can’t be beautiful? This classic pedal can, made in a small workshop in Germany, has sleek vintage appeal. The handsome exterior is made of powder-coated enamel stamped with Erpa’s original logo, and a high-gloss stainless steel lid. The sprung pedal mechanism can be locked to keep the lid open, while the interior metal waste bin is removable for easy trash disposal.

  • Designer
    Josef Road
  • Size
    Blue:28hx14"diam., 20-liter
    Green:21h x 13"diam., 15-liter
  • Material
    Stainless steel
  • Origin
    Germany
  • Special shipping charge of $20.00
  • This item cannot be shipped outside of the contiguous U.S.
  • If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, you may return merchandise within 90 days for a refund in the form of original payment. Learn More.

$7.95 Flat standard shipping fee available. Learn More.

Why We Chose This
The Erpa Trash Bin, designed in 1928, was one of the first foot-pedal-operated waste containers of its kind. Josef Road, who founded the Erpa company in Germany, first devised the metal bin for use as sanitary containment in hospitals—the pedal mechanism allowed medical workers to avoid touching the top of the can and the tight lid helped maintain a hygienic environment. In the 1950s Josef’s sons, Fritz and Ernst, took over the company and eventually the Erpa evolved from a medical container to a waste collector for home use—and today it remains an icon of modern, efficient design.

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