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Somerton Laundry Basket

This is the basket we designed to fit perfectly inside the cubby holes in our laundry room cabinets... Read more

A closer look at Somerton

This is the basket we designed to fit perfectly inside the cubby holes in our laundry room cabinets. Add it in to functional spaces like this if you feel you need to break up timber cabinetry and give the room a softer, less utilitarian look. With its classic woven rattan texture, Somerton has the most traditional, country feel of our basket collections.

Materials

Somerton is made from kubu – a type of natural rattan that’s strong, smooth and sustainable. It has a grey-brown colour that’s subtle and fits easily into any interior. Because it’s a natural material, this colour will vary within each piece, giving them even more texture.

In the making

It’s not always possible to make things by hand, but when it comes to basket-weaving, that’s really the only way to do it. It means that our baskets are perfectly imperfect when it comes to shape and size, with much more character than if a machine made them.

Design is in the detail

The handles in this basket are woven in as a sturdy part of the structure, so you can pick it up without worrying. And so it sits neatly wherever you place it, with as few wobbles as possible, we’ve made the bottom as flat as we can.

In use

Because this basket is generously-sized you can use it in a laundry room to store duvet covers and sheets, to tuck away folded shirts before they’re ironed, or in pairs to separate your darks and lights. It also works just as well in kitchens for holding table linens.

  • Width :50cm
  • Depth :44cm
  • Height :32.50cm
  • Weight :2.50kg
  • Fits into :Chichester laundry cabinet
  • Handles :Yes
  • Made From :Kubu Rattan
  • Shape :Rectangular

Taking care of Somerton

Somerton couldn’t be easier to keep clean – all you need to do is wipe it down with a dry e-cloth if it gets dusty or spilt on. And if you’re keeping it in the bathroom, give it a chance to dry out and ensure your space is well-ventilated. The only other thing to say is that you should avoid any harsh chemicals or cleaning products, as these could damage the material.

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From our own, white-glove service for delivering larger pieces in the UK and Ireland, to our courier and international partners, rest assured that we’ve done everything we can to make sure your order gets to you on time and in one, perfect piece.

Delivery’s also entirely free if you’re in the UK and spend over £50 (or €100 in Ireland).

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