Founded in 1957, Saito wood is created by Isamu Saito in Shizuoka, Japan. Saito wood specializes in molded plywood, developed during the Second World War. With molded plywood, Saito Wood Company is able to manufacture various interior household products, designed with beautiful curves that are not possible to create with solid wood. The ply wood is also, extremely light weight and easy to work with. The walnut waste basket wall is molded with one solid piece of ply wood then the bottom is later attached. The swinging lid sits in side grooves making it easy to remove when emptying the waste basket. A simple and elegant design.