Saturday, September 06, 2008


Five Black Bins brings together five design agencies from all over Cape Town to design a wrapable skin for 5 bins, chosen completely at random from the Cape Town suburb of Woodstock, in the context of its surroundings. The current black wheelie bin dates back to the late 70s and was introduced to South Africa in the late 80s. Whether you think the product design is ugly or beautiful, it has become part of a weekly routine and we often find that homeowners will decorate their bins and paint their street name & number on the sides. In addition to Cow, the agencies that got involved in the project were Room 13, Am I Collective, The President and Kronk.

Check the video here:
Five Black Bins