Post January 29th   Category All

Vipp Annual Color 2015

Back to the beginning

The Vipp Annual Color 2015, ‘Anniversary White’, takes us on a nostalgic trip down memory lane with a revival of the original Vipp white – the very first color chosen by Vipp founder Holger Nielsen in 1939.

Together with the original handwritten logo, this year’s color pays tribute to the design philosophy of Holger who in 2015 would have turned 100 years old.

“From the 1930s and decades ahead, my father’s bins were primarily sold to doctors, dentists and veterinarians. To match the hospital and institution walls and inventory at the time, he used the same off-white color for his pedal bins.” - Jette Egelund, daughter of Holger Nielsen.

‘Anniversary White’ will be in stores from March 2015. Also available in the Vipp Concept Store and on www.vipp.com

Prices Vipp13 Pedal bin (4L), € 209
Vipp15 Pedal bin (14L), € 275
Vipp11 Toilet brush, € 165
Vipp7 Toothbrush holder, € 69
Vipp9 Soap dispenser, € 115

Learn how Vipp began as a labour of love and a passion for good tools here

Post January 16 2015   Category All

And the Wallpaper Award

for "best brand extension" goes to....

Vipp.... and the launch of the new Vipp Shelter which according to Wallpaper is "the perfect place to showcase its classic homeware". "We are so exctited and extremely thankful for this amazing award", says Kasper Egelund, Vipp CEO.

Post December 2nd 2014   Category All

A Special Afternoon

At the vipp Concept store

See you at the Vipp Concept Store, Ny Østergade 34, 1101 Copenhagen.

Post November 5th 2014   Category All

A Vipp kitchen for your bin

Q&A with Morten Bo Jensen

With 75 years of experience in working with steel, rubber and functional design, Vipp has made a kitchen built upon the same principles as the classic Vipp pedal bin from 1939.

He has a firm belief in less but better products. Industrial designer, Morten Bo Jensen, explains the motivation for upscaling Vipp’s series of functional tools with a kitchen that matches your Vipp bin.

As bin-makers, why design a kitchen?
We come from a tradition of working with steel and rubber that started 75 years ago with the Vipp bin. Since 1939, we gained lots of experience with various product designs, but key for them all is the fact that the design-DNA of the bin is still the foundation of our work - whether it’s a suction hook or a kitchen. Every Vipp product – or tool as we call them – stems from industrial inspiration and a demand for function, lifelong quality and an intelligent way of processing materials. A Vipp kitchen was a big, but natural step for us.

What were the ideas behind the Vipp kitchen?
First of all it had to be in line with our DNA and philosophy meaning that it is conceived as a product rather than architect tailored inventory. Conceived in a trio of freestanding modules, the kitchen concept is reflected in every detail right down to the knobs on the gas cooker, the grips and the pull-out spray on the faucet. Secondly, believing in only one product in each category, we had to exert ourselves and seek the best functional solutions in every detail. Because we are not going to make a ‘version 2.0’.

Due to our roots in the professional business, our ambition is to bring ideas from the professional market into the private homes. We talked with chefs about their needs and found out that the industrial kitchen needs a steel table top for hot pots and pans. Furthermore, we put the kitchen on legs for easy access to the floor.

You refer to the kitchen as a tool. How’s that?
It’s a tool because it serves a purpose. It helps you to do things better and smarter in your everyday life. Furthermore, how many kitchens can you place exactly where you want to? Almost none. We decided to design a kitchen you can place in the room you find most suitable or exciting. The kitchen has freestanding modules - a Wall Module, Tall Module and a Kitchen Island. You can place them wherever you want. The modules are available in various sizes and can be assembled according to your individual wishes and requirements.

Post October 15th 2014   Category All

X-RAY collection

by Aurélien Barbry

The X-RAY collection is on display until the end of 2014 in the Vipp Concept Store, Ny Østergade 34, 1101-Copenhagen.

“What hides inside a Vipp bin? My idea is to visualize what the eye discovers, if you look through Vipp products with the imaginary universe of x-rays and its particular aesthetic. Show me your trash and I will tell you who you are” – Aurélien Barbry  

About
Aurélien Barbry graduated with Honor from Ecole Camondo Paris as an industrial and interior designer. He started his career by working with architect Jean Nouvel. Since then Aurélien has worked on many exciting interior and design projects for various clients. Today he is based in Copenhagen.

Post October 8th 2014   Category All

Making of...

Vipp ceramics

Anne-Mette Kissow, the designer of the ceramics, produced the first prototypes here in Copenhagen. However, the main production had to be set up in China, which proved to be quite a challenge, because of differences in humidity, water quality and the composition of the raw materials.

It took a lot of research finding the right manufacturer and the right balance of ingredients, to achieve the quality standards we were looking for.
Today, Vipp ceramics are hand made by skilled artisans in a small family owned workshop located halfway between Shanghai and Hong Kong.

On the images below you see how the ceramics are glazed on the inside and water polished by hand on the outside. Each piece is a result of a thorough process from which it obtains a soft surface with a matte look.

Available here

Post September 29th 2014   Category All

Making of...

Miniature pedal bin

Vipp is re-launching the miniature model of Holger Nielsen's original Vipp15 pedal bin that despite its shortcomings in size (6 x 10 cm) remains fully functional.

While built in scale 1:5 the miniature Vipp has a an operational pedal and remains true to the design of the full size bin – both in proportions and choice of materials; stainless steel and rubber.

It takes a lot of craftmanship to built these small bins - and it actually takes more time to built a mini than an ordninary bin. Here you get a glimpse of how it is made.

Available here 

Post September 20th 2014   Category All

Jobopslag: AD Assistent

20 timer per uge

Vi leder efter en dygtig AD Assistent med en super æstetisk sans og en god forståelse for kommunikation såvel som god kommerciel indsigt. Stillingen ønskes besat hurtigst muligt.

Om stillingen

Du bliver en del af Vipps PR-team på fire personer, der har travlt med at udbrede kendskabet til vores spændende produkter på mere end 20 markeder. Vi er et ungt og innovativt team, der har brug for ekstra ressourcer. Du kan blive en af drivkræfterne bag udviklingen og eksekveringen af Vipps designudtryk, hvilket indebærer alt fra idé- og konceptudvikling til eksekvering på tværs af flere medier: web, trykt katalog, online pressemeddelelser, salgsmateriale, emballage mv. Du får stor grad af frihed og ansvar kombineret med kompetent sparring fra dine kollegaer. Du vil referere direkte til vores Art Director.

Om dig

- Du er formentlig studerende på Danmarks Medie- og Journalisthøjskole eller lignende.
- Du er superbruger i Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop og InDesign.
- Du har kendskab til webrelaterede medier.
- Du har et godt kendskab til tryksagsproduktion og en god forståelse for forhandling af priser.
- Du har en æstetik som matcher vores.
- Du arbejder selvstændigt, effektivt og struktureret.
- Du har kommerciel forståelse.
- Du er kreativ, iderig og initiativrig.
- Du er engageret, fleksibel, humoristisk og ansvarsbevidst.
- Du har store ambitioner på egne og firmaets vegne.

Vi tilbyder

- et spændende job med stort potentiale.
- et idérigt og ambitiøst team.
- en uformel omgangstone, humor og kreativitet.
- et fleksibelt arbejde

Lyder dette som noget for dig, hører vi meget gerne fra dig. Send din ansøgning, CV samt portfolio (max 5MB) til Maria Thind på job@vipp.com snarest. Har du spørgsmål til stillingen, er du velkommen til at kon­takte Art Director Line Øhlenschlæger på loh@vipp.com. Vi har ikke sat nogen ansøgningsfrist. Vi tager kandidater ind løbende til samtale og stopper så snart, vi har fundet den rette medarbejder.

Tiltrædelse hurtigst muligt.

Om Vipp

Historien om Vipp tager sin begyndelse i 1939, hvor den danske metaldrejer Holger Nielsen skaber den første Vipp spand til sin kones frisørsalon. I dag har spanden vundet anerkendelse som et internationalt designikon og er bl.a. optaget i arkitektur- og designkollektionen på The Museum of Modern Art i New York. Firmaet Vipp har også udviklet sig og tilbyder nu en stærk kollektion af produkter til badeværelset og køkkenet, som sælges i førende designforretninger i mere end 20 lande. Vipp har åbnet sin første Concept Store i hjertet af København, hvorfra de helt nye køkken- og badmoduler sælges. Hovedkontoret er et nyrenoveret pakhus på Islands Brygge i København, som danner rammen for teamet på ca. 35 engagerede medarbejdere.

Post September 18th 2014   Category All

A bin full of memories

The story of a 'Vipp'

In 1973 Gunvor Helberg took over a dental clinic including a Vipp bin from the 1930s. Today her daughter is the third the owner of the Vipp vintage pedal bin.

We often experience people having a special attachment to the old classic Vipp bin. We meet them when their bin needs a new pedal or when they simply stop by to tell us their story of when and how they got their first bin. It still amazes us how these people value the old Vipp tool. Furthermore, it proves that Holger Nielsen did something right, because the bins still open 75 years later.

However, even more exciting is it when we hear about a 'simple' bin that has been passed on from one generation to another. Gunvor Helberg's story is one of these. Her bin is now in the hands of the third generation and has become a symbol of good times and great memories.

"In 1973, I took over the dental clinic including funiture and a Vipp bin from a Mrs. Thomsen who estabilshed the clinic in the 30s. I renovated the clinic, but kept the Vipp bin because it represented a bygone era and was beautiful. I have always liked this bin. And as the years went by, I found out that the bin was something very special. Today, when I see the bin at my daughter's place it reminds me of my clinc and great work life."

Stop by the Vipp Flagship Store to see the old bins and get their stories.

Post September 12th 2014   Category All

Vipp Vintage Bins

75th anniversary exhibition

This year the Vipp bin celebrates its 75th anniversary. To mark this milestone we searched for models of the very first bins that left the factory back in 1939.

And our search was successful! We got in touch with five owners of vintage bins each of them telling a heartwarming story filled with memories from past decades. We are very grateful that this exhibition became a reality and hope that you will enjoy the presence of history in our store. 

The exhibition runs until the 9th of October in the Vipp Flagship Store located in Ny Østergade 34, Copenhagen.
Opening hours: Monday - Friday: 11-18, Saturday: 11-16

Post September 1st 2014   Category All

Copenhagen Pride x Vipp

And the winner is...

Congratulations to Sandra Dovalo, the lucky winner of the ‪#‎VIPPpride selfie-competition. A Vipp15 pedal bin is on the way.

Post August 31st 2014   Category All

Copenhagen Pride x Vipp

Trash your prejudice!

Selfie Memories from a couple of fun and prejudice trashing days during Copenhagen Pride. Thank you all for supporting the message.

Find all selfies here

Later today we will find the winning #VIPPpride selfie.

Post August 28th 2014   Category All

Greetings from Austria

Wiener Wohnsinn

On her blog "Wiener Wohnsinn" Melanie Nedelko from Vienna shares her love for food, interiors and crafts.

This morning we found our ceramics beautifully styled for a healthy brunch. Enjoy!

For more inspiration visit Wiener Wohnsinn

Post August 27th 2013   Category All

Copenhagen Pride x Vipp

Trash your prejudice!

To support equal rights for all Vipp has created a giant bin dressed in rainbow colours encouraging everybody to trash their prejudice during the Copenhagen Pride taking place from august 27th- 30th.

So if you are in Copenhagen during the pride, go and make your statement at the City Hall Square.

Here you are invited to take a selfie with the bin and enter the competition to win an original Vipp15 bin by uploading your image tagged with #VIPPpride on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. Good luck and happy pride!

Megabin Facts
Scale: 1:8
Materials: Solid stainless steel + rubber
Weight: 800 kg
Height: 2.5 m

Note:
The selfie competition ends when the Mega bin is removed from the City Hall Square on Sunday the 31st of August.
The winner will be found and contacted directely on Monday 1st of September. 

Post August 26th 2013   Category All

Countdown to Copenhagen Pride x Vipp

Starting tomorrow!

Copenhagen Pride begins tomorrow, so from August 27-30 the Vipp mega bin will shine in rainbow colours on the City Hall Square encouraging everyone to trash their prejudice.

Make a selfie with the bin, upload your image on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook with #VIPPpride and join the competition to win a bin! Looking forward to seeing you – Happy Pride! 

Post August 21st 2014   Category All

How it’s made.

Vipp441 Laundry basket

You might already have seen our laundry basket in a shop, at a friend’s place or maybe you own one yourself.

To give you a little insight into the production of the laundry basket, here are some snapshots from the latest trip to our factory in Latvia.

1. The production process starts with a flat sheet of stainless steel. Here it is cut into the right dimensions. 

2. The steel sheet is then rolled into a cylinder and welded by hand. A skilled craftsman can weld around 15 pieces an hour. 

3. The lid is made in no less than 17 work steps. Starting with a flat metal sheet it undergoes a number of deep-drawing, bending, sanding and polishing processes. Here the lid is drawn under 250 tons of pressure.

4. The lid features 1920 small perforations offer the functional benefit of ventilating the laundry. The perforations alone are made in 10 working steps with a specially designed tool.

5. The final product is ready to be shipped after 12 working days and a total of 35 production steps. 

The laundry basket is available here

Post August 6th 2014   Category All

Detail of the week

#10 Organic Cotton

Vipp towels are woven in 65% organic cotton which adds strength and softness to the fabric. But there is another major benefit that made us choose this material – the health of our planet.

Conventionally grown cotton uses more insecticides than any other crop in the world. It is estimated that each year cotton producers use as much as 25 percent of the world's insecticides and more than 10 percent of the world's pesticides; an incredible amount for one just one crop (source: http://huff.to/1mixhTI)

That's why organically cultivated cotton is an important detail in our towels making them a sustainable choice.  

Learn more about the towels here

Post 31-07-2014   Category All

SUPER FOOD is a SUPER TOOL

Tasting in Vipp Flagship Store

Did you know that you can eat your way to a happier body? Nutritionist, author and personal trainer, Louise Bruun, occupies the Vipp kitchen and presents the concept of Superfood with a tasting of selected favorites.

When designing a new Vipp product we consider it as a tool that aims to create a great experience in everyday life. Therefore, we cannot help being inspired by other tools aiming for the same goal. Superfood is a tool supporting a healthy lifestyle, and we look forward to share our enthusiasm with you on August 21st at the Vipp Flagship Store in Copenhagen.

Nutritional therapist Louise Bruun will give us insight into the world of superfoods – which are much more than a variety of tasty flavors. Nutrition can heal us and make us happy, strong and healthy - all based on a good tool for your body – Superfood!

Louise Bruun appeared in the Danish tv show "a cure that works" (orig: En kur der dur), she has published several books on healthy nutrition, she gives lectures on the same topic, organizes retreats, workshops, conferences and much more.

You will also meet Vipp Chief Designer, Morten Bo Jensen, who talks about the Vipp design philosophy and explains how both a hook and a kitchen fit into the Vipp toolbox. And finally he will unveil upcoming Vipp products to be launched later this year.

It all happens Thursday, August 21st at 18.00-20.00 in the Vipp Flagship Store in Copenhagen.

Click on the picture to buy your ticket.

 

Post July 23rd 2014   Category All

Guest blogger:

Stefan Nilsson

My design week in Milan – a retrospective

Isaloni - the design week in Milan - is possibly the most exciting time of the year for us design junkies and trend hunters. I love it. I see international brands launch their latest news and established companies talking about their history. It is all about Italian brands like Moroso, German brands like Vitra and American brands like Herman Miller. The design week is absolutely amazing with countless exhibitions and installations.

For a trend hunter like me, this is where I pick up new styles, like the crazy flirt with the 80’s we just saw, or the mix and match­-theme curated by Rossana Orlandi at one of the city’s museums.

Isaloni basically peaks with the Elle Decoration International Design Awards at the end of the week. An event with design stars, celebrities and champagne. A bit like the design industry’s version of the Oscars.  Of course, I was there. And this is an opportunity to measure our Scandinavian position. How is our part of the world doing?

Sitting in the audience at an old Milanese theatre the anticipation is enormous. Out of a handful awards Scandinavia got five. Five!!! Amazing. The whole Scandinavian posse was applauding and cheering when Swedish design studio Front won acclaim for their cabinet for Porro, and of course Fritz Hansen and Kvadrat got their awards.

But one of the longest rounds of applause was for Vipp when they were awarded the best kitchen solution. Boffi, Poggenpohl or even IKEA did not produce the best international kitchen solution. It was Vipp.


And on stage came a woman saying that the origin of the best kitchen solution came from a hair dresser’s bin. And she didn’t forget to mention that this bin was invented 75 years ago.

Scandinavia is one of the most design oriented regions of the world. Some of the most important design icons have been produced here, and obviously still are. I love the Scandinavian combination of functionality, innovation, reduced aesthetics and clean lines. And Scandinavian design is all about making daily life just a little bit better. Just like the bins from Vipp. And I do understand why an international audience admires this.

I got my first Vipp item only a few years ago. I have a paper bin next to my Bisazza covered mosaic wall – in my summer house in the Stockholm archipelago far away from the parties in Milan. Perhaps a typical Scandinavian approach. Good design in a nice environment, but never forget the place where you come from.


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Stefan Nilsson is a Swedish trendexpert occurring regularly on television, radioand in newspapers. Constantly on the move hesearches fornew trends in decor, design, fashion, food and other things we dream of. www.trendstefan.se

 

 

Post July 23rd 2014   Category All

Summer competition

Win 4 brunch sets for you and a friend

Do you know someone, who would love to win two Vipp brunch sets?
Click below to go to the competiton on Facebook.

Post July 18th 2014   Category All

Danish strawberries

dressed in white

Summer calls for Danish strawberries - here served in white Vipp ceramics. Thanks for sharing @_mariannejacobsen (via Instagram)

We're always happy to receive great stylings from our fans! Keep styling, keep sharing - really appreciated! Thank you and enjoy this sunny weekend. 

Post July 14th 2014   Category All

Detail of the week

#9 Detachable shelf

The Vipp Shower Shelf is a functional accessory that will make any bathroom look better. But what to do when the black rubber part is covered with lime scale after years of use? You simply detach it for cleaning.

Here is a quick guide for easy cleaning:

1. Detach the rubber part from the steel frame
2. Wrap the rubber part in paper towel and soak it in household vinegar
3. Leave it for 30 minutes. Then wash it, using a soft brush and a mild detergent. If necessary repeat the process.
4. When the lime scale is completely removed, apply silicone spray for optimal finish.

The Shower Shelf is ready for the next round.

Find out more here

 

Post July 7th 2014   Category All

Ceramics in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin

found at 'coco lapine design'

Sarah, a Berlin based designer and founder of the blog coco lapine design, inspires with her passion for graphic and interior design.

One of her latest styling projects took place in the residential area Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin. We are happy that our ceramics also are part of Sarah's beautiful work. Take a look and get inspired, klick here 

Post July 2nd 2014   Category All

Detail of the week

#8 Replaceable brush head

The weak spot on a dishwashing brush is the head. Therefore, we made a replaceable brush head for the Vipp dishwashing brush - a detail that makes the brush a functional and long lasting tool.

Besides functionality, the philosophy behind chief designer Morten Bo Jensen’s designs is less but better. Aiming to make fewer, but better products, the goal is to develop tools one needs to purchase only once. The replaceable brush head ensures that the customer only needs to change the brush head when it has been worn out from everyday use.

 ”To us, the challenge in product development is to make better products than what already is on the market – that is quite simply the objective at Vipp. The replaceable brush head minimizes waste and ensures that the brush can be used again and again”, Morten Bo Jensen.

 Learn more about the dishwashing brush here

Post June 23rd 2014   Category All

A pop-up charity cafe

Support and take home the Vipp cup

Vipp is opening a pop-up coffee shop in central Copenhagen to raise money for Doctors Without Borders - and you get to keep the Vipp cup.

Now you can enjoy a spot in the sun while supporting Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Vipp’s newly opened pop-up café 'A Cup For Charity' at Ny Østergade 34.

The usual Caesar salad and café burger have been replaced by a much simpler concept; In 'A Cup For Charity' you can only get a cup of tea or coffee and a cake delivered from Risteriet, Løv Tea and Strangas Dessert Boutique – the pack costs DKK 100. All proceeds go to Doctors Without Borders and as thanks for your support, you get to keep the Vipp cup.

Vipp’s pop-up café, 'A Cup For Charity' opens today, opening hours Monday to Friday 11.00 am - 6.00 pm (Saturdays 11.00 am - 4.00 pm), until September.

Address
Vipp Flagship Store
Ny Østergade 34
DK-1101 Copenhagen K

Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is a private, international, humanitarian organization that provides emergency medical care to millions of people caught in crises in some 70 countries around the world. MSF provides assistance when catastrophic events—such as armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, or natural disasters—overwhelm local health systems. Our aim is first and foremost to provide high-quality medical care to the people who need it the most.

www.msf.dk
www.strangas.dk
www.lov-organic.com
www.vipp.com

Post June 17th 2014   Category All

Video

Flower Styling Workshop

Here is how 13 bloggers got green fingers while styling the Vipp kitchen & bathroom with plenty of flowers...

Post June 16th 2014   Category All

Delicious recipes and tasteful stylings

Our Food Stories

Laura & Nora, a photographer and a foodstylist, blog about food and design. On their blog you'll find glutenfree, histamine low, vegetarian and vegan recipes styled in the most delicate ways... and from time to time on Vipp ceramics. Visit the two girls from Berlin on ourfoodstories

Photos: Our Food Stories
Post June 11th 2014   Category All

A big celebration

calls for plenty of flowers

This year Vipp marks its 75th birthday. A big celebration calls for lots of flowers and specially invited guests, so we invited some of our favorite European bloggers, the professional florist, Louise Moestrup, and the photographer Anders Hviid for a Flower Styling Workshop in Copenhagen.

Getting your fingers green was the goal for the day. The thirteen participants learned the art of making flower balls and beds and battled to create the best floral kitchen and bathroom settings. Here you can see the result of the day – and remember you can vote for your favorite image at our Instagram account @vippdotcom (the competition is closed)

Watch the behind the scenes video - PLAY

Thanks to the following blogs for your participation

aprilandmaystudio
ourfoodstories
lamaisondannag
elisabeth heier
nordicleaves
marianne jacobsen
cocolapinedesign
daniellawitte
thatnordicfeeling
annalenashem
fabricofmylife

Post May 28th   Category All

Blogger Styling Event x BODIE and FOU pop-up shop

... and the winners are...

Malene from Boligcious and Rikke from That Nordic Feeling. They reached stunning 3199 likes within just one week. Congratulations!

Please find the winning stylings below. We love them! 

Post May 21st 2014   Category All

Blogger Styling Event x BODIE and FOU pop-up shop

at the Vipp Flagship Store

On the 19th of May the Vipp Flagship Store hosted not only the BODIE and FOU pop up shop but also a super fun blogger styling event.

12 design bloggers from Denmark and abroad styled beautiful kitchen, bathroom and table settings in the Vipp Flagship store and a are now hoping to receive lots of likes on several social media platforms in order to win a goodie bag filled with goodies from Vipp and Bodie and Fou. So go and vote for your favorites!

Images in the competition are marked #bodieandfouvipp -
to see all images click here.

The competition has ended. Please find the winning team here.

Blogs in the competition:

 

Post May 20th   Category All

3daysofdesign

Visit our flagship store 22nd-24th of May!

Come and see iconic Vipp pedal bin celebrating 75th anniversary. It the store you’ll find many new design classics side by side with the Vipp Kitchen – winner of the Elle Decoration International Design Award for best Kitchen.

Find the full program on http://3daysofdesign.dk/

Post May 13th   Category All

BODIE and FOU Shop

Pops up at Vipp Flagship Store from 17-24 May

The award-winning online concept store BODIE and FOU opens pop-up shop at the Vipp Flagship store from 17th – 24th of May.

BODIE and FOU infuses the minimalistic and functional Vipp store in Copenhagen with a laid-back and edgy-elegance lifestyle. The French sisters and BODIE and FOU founders, Elodie and Karine, have created an inspiring selection of interior pieces including two new poster designs as well as a limited edition Vipp bin made especially for this occasion.

“Vipp has always been one of my favourite design brands and as a family business like BODIE and FOU, I'm over the moon that we collaborated on this very special bin - because at the end of the day LOVE, LIFE & FAMILY that's all it matters", Karine Kong.

INFO
BODIE and FOU x Vipp pedal bin, 14 liters, 299,- Euro.

Available here:
www.bodieandfou.com

Vipp Flagship store
Ny Østergade 34
DK-1101 Copenhagen

For POP UP SHOP WORKSHOPS please click HERE

Post May 8th 2014   Category All

Mother's Day

don't forget it!

Mor, madre, mamá, Mutter, 母亲, mère, mom... This Sunday we celebrate Mother's Day. Remember to spoil her - she deserves it.

Post April 22nd 2014   Category All

& the winner is...

the Vipp kitchen

Salone del Mobile 2014 turned out to be quite an emotional experience. Cause in the midst of the design abundance Vipp found itself in the spotlight - as winner of the EDIDA award for best kitchen.

The 25 editions of Elle Decoration were gathered in the beautiful, classic Teatro Manzoni and invited were the international design companies and designers having marked the year in design. So it was in fine company that Svante Öqvist, Chief Editor of Swedish Elle Decoration, announced the winner in the kitchen category. We were thrilled that Vipp's kitchen concept of nomadic modules developed as finished tools recieved this recognition after only two years in the market proceeded by an even longer development process.

Jette Egelund, owner of Vipp and Morten Bo Jensen, Chief Designer, took on the stage:
"This is a great day for me, this is a great year for us...nobody would have known that we would be standing up here today receiveing an award for a kitchen. It was the bin that made the way." - Jette Egelund.

Discover the Vipp Kitchen in full detail here

The winner
Morten Bo Jensen & Jette Egelund from Vipp, Svante Öquist from Elle Decoration Sweden
The Vipp team consisting of Morten Bo Jensen, Chief Designer, Christina Hinding, Communication Manager, Anne Eilersen, Administration Manager and Jette Egelund, owner
Post April 7th 2014   Category All

Old Vipp love

Never dies

For Jakob it all started just like the real story. It began with an old bin in a hairdressing salon...

The last months we have gathered pictures of the very first bins that are still out there. Furthrmore, we asked the owners about their stories. The "Wanted" campaing is still running, but here is one of the tales told. 

"I think my interest in Vipp started when my grandma's yellow bin, which she had in her hairdressing salon, was discarded. That was such a pity! Whether it was yellow or cream colored I do not know, but my mother, who also worked at the salon, told me about it. That was when my search for vintage Vipp bins began," says Jakob.

It was quite a coincidence that Jakob found the old Vipp pedal bin that he now treasures so much.

"The old Vipp15 (the large one in the middle), I found at a school that was about to be shut down :-) I'm really happy with it - to me it is something very Danish."

Thank you very much for the story, Jakob. To all followers - please send us your vintage Vipp bin story.

Post March 27th 2014   Category All

NEW IN

Vipp 75th Anniversary Poster

This poster is a Limited Edition celebrating Vipp's 75th anniversary, showing the entire Vipp product collection: From the very first bin made in 1939 to the latest additions, including the kitchen and bathroom modules.

The poster is printed on high quality matte paper in two grey Pantone colours.

Available here and in the Vipp Flagship Store in Copenhagen.

FORMAT: W50cm * H70cm
Delivered without frame

Post March 21st 2014   Category All

Anniversary night

for all senses

Served in Vipp ceramics Nikolaos Strangas treated our guests with the most delicious desserts as Jette told the story about Vipp.

Yesterday Vipp invited friends and customers inside the Vipp Flagship Store for a special 75th anniversary event. It was an evening with stories about Vipp told by daughter of Holger Nielsen and second generation in Vipp, Jette Egelund. Alongside was Nikolaos Strangas serving three amazing tatings showing that he is one of the best dessert chefs in the country.

Thank you all for joing the event and making it such a memorable night and thanks to StrangasCopenhagen Food, Rosa Maria BoelsmandCopenhagen Cakes,  tlundgaard and Alexandra Krogsgaard for these nice images. 

Post March 17th 2014   Category All

Let's celebrate

Happy Birthday Vipp!

The whole family is invited for Vipp's 75th anniversary...

Post March 13th 2014   Category All

Guest blogger

Mr. Walnut Grey

Vipp'ing love my bin
by Gerard McGuickin aka Mr. Walnut Grey

Vipp celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. What an incredible tale this enduring Danish design establishment has to tell. The Vipp that we see today emerged from a practical rubbish bin that was built in 1939 by its founder, Holger Nielsen, for his wife Marie’s hair salon.

In my considered opinion, Vipp makes the world’s greatest bins. All too often, bins, clearly designed to contain rubbish, are treated in the same manner. The Vipp bin is different. Firstly, it’s a design classic. Secondly, whilst its functional objective is to house rubbish, its physical manifestation is a beautiful one. Thirdly, it is a common occurrence that bins must be hidden from view, concealed in cupboards and under kitchen sinks. With a Vipp bin, there is a patent yearning to showcase its form, to embrace it as part of the make-up of a given space - the kitchen, bathroom, hallway, storeroom et cetera. The Vipp bin is as much an object of desire as many of its classic design contemporaries.

I received my first Vipp bins in 2005; they were a housewarming present from my parents. I can still remember the excitement in choosing the bins - a Vipp 16 and two Vipp 13s - and the anguish of having to wait several weeks for their arrival. Nevertheless, they were worth waiting for and nine years later continue to store my rubbish with elegant grace. My most recent Vipp bin (an addition, not a replacement), was a Vipp 15 in Copenhagen Green. A firm believer that a well chosen colour accent adds a level of urbanity to a space, my Vipp 15 is wholly congruent with the grey wall against which it sits in my living area.

Good design truly is aesthetic (as espoused by acclaimed industrial designer Dieter Rams). The Vipp bin’s aesthetic quality is, I believe, integral to the way in which it impacts positively upon my person and well-being. My Vipp bins are part of my everyday reality and I often feel a sense of satisfaction in using them. When design is innovative, easy to understand, useful, long-lasting and a part of the person’s own sense of self-expression, then it will enhance the way in which we live.

As a family company, I value that Vipp works to ensure there is a tangible link between today’s Vipp products and its history. It was from Holger Nielsen’s early utilitarian and functional concept that Vipp’s DNA was born. Holger’s classic bin design is a part of the fabric of Vipp; his legacy is embraced by the company and instilled in everything it produces. Kasper Egelund, Vipp’s CEO and Holger’s grandson, expresses this legacy as one “of good craftsmanship, quality materials and honest design.”

I was excited to visit Vipp’s Copenhagen flagship store in June last year as part of a select European bloggers collective. During that visit, I had the pleasure of hearing Sofie Egelund, Head of Communication and Holger Nielsen’s granddaughter, tell the story of Vipp in her words. Listening to Sofie’s reflections on her grandfather made everything I knew about Vipp feel all the more genuine and tangible, adding yet more kudos to my beloved Vipp bins.

Happy 75 years Vipp! x

Gerard McGuickin is a freelance design writer and a blogger for his online zine, Walnut Grey Design. He writes intelligently about ‘good design’ from the viewpoint of interiors, architecture, objects and lifestyle. Gerard has a specialist interest in modern contemporary and midcentury Nordic and British design.

Post March 12th 2014   Category All

delicious tasting

In the vipp flagship store

It's a piece of cake to turn 75 - dessert tasting with Nikolaos Strangas.

March 20th we celebrate our 75 anniversary in the Vipp Flagship Store. 75 guests are invited to an evening including the personal story about Vipp told by owner and 2. generation in Vipp, Jette Egelund. Furthermore, Nikolaos Strangas, owner of Strangas Dessert Boutique, will turn the Vipp Flagship Store into his own dessert studio and treat you with an exclusive tasting menu.

Programme for the evening
18.00: Jette Egelund tells her personal story about Vipp
18.50: Nikolaos Strangas shows you how to make delicious desserts

Tasting menu
- Chocolate cream, crystalize chocolate, chocolate cake, marinate buckthorn
- Panacotta, marinate ananas with mint and vanille passion foam
- Yuzu cream, caramelized pistachios and sesam, mango sorbet

The menu is served with coffee and LØV tea.

Price: 80 kr.

When: Thursday, March 20th at 18:00-20:00

Where: Vipp Flagship Store  ·  Ny Østergade 34  · 1101 København K

How: Sign-up through sl@vipp.com.

Attendance is on a 'first come first serve' basis. You will receive a confirmation email, in which you will be informed about payment through MobilePay.

Post FEBRUARY 26TH   Category All

Get your Yellow Fellow

In the vipp flagship store

The Vipp annual colour 2014 is out now.

Stop by Ny Østergade 34 in Copenhagen and purchase your favorite "Yellow Fellow". The collection contains e.g. the Vipp pedal bin 4L, Vipp pedal bin 14L, soap dispenser, toothbrush holder and the Vipp toiletbrush. If you are not in town you can buy your tools here.

Post February 25th   Category All

VIPP ANNUAL COLOUR 2014

YELLOW FELLOW

“Yellow Fellow” is a brilliant, optimistic colour, a perfect choice to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Vipp bin.

Despite its advanced years, the Vipp bin has not aged at all. On the contrary, it still has the smiling lid, distinctive ears and functional shape, which for decades have made it a trusty companion for hairdressers, dentists and family homes. Vipp’s Yellow Fellow collection marks another milestone in the history, which Holger Nielsen began writing in his workshop 75 years ago.

“When my father made ​​the bin for my mother's hairdressing salon in 1939, it was initially intended only for her. The fact that today we are able to deliver products all over the world and are actually exhibited at MoMA in New York, would have made him immensely proud,” says Jette Egelund, daughter of Holger Nielsen, the founder of Vipp

Yellow Fellow will be in the shops from March 2014. Also available at www.vipp.com

Prices
Pedal bin, 4 litres, 209 Euro 
Pedal bin, 14 litres, 275 Euro
Toilet brush, 165 Euro
Soap dispenser, 99 Euro
Toothbrush holder, 69 Euro

Post FEBRUARY 24TH 2014   Category All

Detail of the week

#7 Functional flexibility

The pull out spray attached in the Vipp Kitchen Tap is an example of the industrial inspiration, which is an essential element in the Vipp design-DNA.

Behind all Vipp tools lies the idea of bringing industrial principles of functionality to the private home. The Vipp Kitichen Tap equipped with a pull out spray is an example of this.

The pull out spray - that most people know from professionel kitchens - is made of solid brushed stainless steel and has a firm grib with grooves. The hose is covered in an amour of stainless steel for maximum durability. Morten Bo Jensen, Chief designer, elaborates:

“My starting point was to focus on functionality and quality in choice of material. The Kitchen Tap itself has a simple idiom in order for it to make it fit into most kitchens and bathrooms, besides Vipp’s own of course”.

Learn more about the Vipp Kitchen Tap here

Post FEBRUARY 17TH 2014   Category All

Winner of the EDIDA's

"Kitchen of the year"

The 25 editors of Elle Decoration have selected the Vipp kitchen to be "Kitchen of the year" at the Elle Deco Internaional Design Awards 2014.

Post February 11th 2014   Category All

The Happy Couples

of the Vipp collection

Love is in the air in the Vipp product portfolio. Only a few days away from the international day of love, we celebrate the happy couples in the Vipp collection.

Our selection of happy couples:
Soap dish
& toothbrush holder
Suction hook
& wiper
Bin & broom and dustpan set
Vipp hook & towel
Vipp salt & pepper mills

...or you could call the Vipp collection for one big love affair for functional tools.

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY

Post February 10th   Category All

Vipp Vintage Bins Wanted

for 75th anniversary exhibition

This year the Vipp bin celebrates its 75th anniversary. To mark this milestone we are now searching for the very first bins that left the factory back in 1939.

They are out there somewhere, these old bins, and many of them are still in use at clinics, laboratories, kinder gardens and in private homes. From time to time the Vipp store in Copenhagen receives old bins in need of a new pedal or rubber parts to be fully functional for future decades. “The very first bins are easily recognized by their wavy and polished chrome lid and a golden logo in cursive letters in my father’s hand writing”, says Jette Egelund, 2nd generation in Vipp.

We hope to collect as many old bins as possible for a historical exhibition to be held at the Vipp Flagship Store in Copenhagen later this year.

So if you have one of these old bins in your possession and would like to share your story, then please get in touch with us to make your bin available for this exhibition.

If you want to share your bin story, please get in touch with Michael at ms@vipp.com

PS: If you want to see how the current version of Vipp15 looks, then click here

Post February 7th   Category All

Logo evolution

75 years with Vipp

Celebrating our 75th anniversary incites us to look back. The evolution of the Vipp logo is one of the visible markers of our development.

True connoisseurs can determine a Vipp bin by year. In 1949 Holger decided to replace the original wavy chrome lid to a more practical domed lid in stainless steel. Another age indicating detail is the Vipp logo on the bin, which in 1939 was sticker with a golden print of Holger's very fine handwriting.

In the 1950s this logo was replaced by a graphic print in an oval circle with a touch of color and supplemented with the word 'original'. Later the word 'original' was removed again, since this was considered as something you do not state. In the year 2000, the logo font was altered with a softer rounding, like the bin lid. Finally, the oval circle was removed in line with Holger's original logo.

Learn more about the Vipp bin

Post February 5th 2014   Category All

Detail of the week

#6 Circulations

The Vipp laundry basket was the first ‘tool’ that Morten Bo Jensen, Chief Designer, developed for Vipp in 2008. The basket’s perforated lid is this week’s detail.

In terms of design the lid links to the Vipp collection made in brushed stainless steel. The perforated lid ensures optimal air circulation for the laundry and allows it to dry out naturally if damp. 

”The combination of functionality and aesthetic was the starting point for the design of the Vipp laundry basket. The idea was to re-interpret this everyday product and the result was a functional piece of furniture with well-thought out functionality and a great level of detail", Morten Bo Jensen. 

Learn more about the Vipp Laundry basket here

Post February 4th   Category All

Stainless Steel Study

Since 1939 stainless steel is one of the main materials in the majority of Vipp products. It’s a strong and durable type of iron which ensures long lasting products that will stand the test of time. This of course depends on the quality of steel used in the production as there are a vast variety of steel types and qualities.

What is stainless steel?
Stainless steel is an alloy of Iron with a minimum of 10.5% chromium. Chromium produces a thin layer of oxide on the surface of the steel known as the 'passive layer'. This layer prevents any corrosion of the surface.

Vipp products are made of two types of stainless steel: Type 304 and 316

Type 304 alloys provide our products with an easy-to-clean surface that will last for decades and even become more beautiful with an emerging patina. This type of steel is characterized by a content of 18% chromium and 8% nickel, which gives this material excellent resistance to corrosion and very high durability. We use the 304 stainless steel for lids, handles, kitchen work tops, taps just to name a few.

However, some products in the Vipp collection are produced in the stronger alloy 316. This durable material is used for the manufacturing of the Vipp suction hook, shower wiper, shower shelf and toilet brush, as these products usually are used in quite extreme environments with high humidity and often exposed to aggressive cleaning agents. The addition of 2% molybdenum makes 316 considerably more resistant to corrosion than the 304 alloy. 

Post January 30th 2014   Category All

Q&A with Morten Bo #1

Living with your own tools

In a series of Q&As with Chief Designer in Vipp, Morten Bo Jensen, we uncover various aspects of being in-house designer in Vipp. We begin in his private home, an old pencil factory transformed to a modern family home, for a talk about living in your own design, the pleasure of good tools and the search for the perfect dishwashing brush...

You live with your own designs. How does that influence the design process in Vipp?
I feel fortunate to be living with designs where I have played a part in its making and experience it up close on a daily basis. Cooking every day in the Vipp kitchen and using all the accessories gives me the chance to be the Vipp designer and the customer at the same time; a process that help us to improve the products. It is a great experience to work together with a team of dedicated engineers in the effort to create products that really stand the test of time and which are a pleasure to use day after day. It’s all about great functionality and high quality materials and matching these choices in an esthetic solution, in order for people to attach emotionally to the product – these values are essential when creating a new Vipp product and reflect the Vipp DNA guiding us since 1939.

Does your personal interior reflect how you work professionally and vice versa?
When we bought this old pencil factory, it was stripped to the bone; I spent a great deal of time reflecting on how I want to live. My conclusion was quite simple; function and efficiency must be the starting point of the interior – and this is also the way I work on the design of a new Vipp product. I enjoy living in a space that is functionally and visually cohesive. It embodies a certain visual calmness and daily efficiency. Having opted for only sliding doors allows for a better inflow of light and spatiality while giving the space a coherent aesthetic dimension. So to answer the question, I’d say there is a coherence between the way I live and how i work.

Talking about inspiration. When do you get the best ideas?
To give you an example, we really felt that the market was in lack of a proper, long lasting dishwashing brush, which could be a more sustainable alternative to all the disposable versions. We worked with this idea in the team to see where we could implement ideas with a more long-lasting feel. Therefore our dishing washing brush is made with a 3mm stainless steel core encased in soft silicone rubber with an embedded strap for wall mounting. A replaceable brush head ensures that the brush can be refreshed over and over again. With these priorities you really feel the difference when holding the product in your hand.

You can take the whole tour in Morten Bo's home at Dwell / Est Magazine / oeditorial / Noe Blog / Cocolapine / The Style Files

Post January 27th 2014   Category All

Detail of the week

#5 An organic feel

Being specialized in manufacturing products made from steel and rubber, developing an organic towel collection was a new challenge in the quest of developing an quality products for the bathroom.

Vipp towels are made from a two-colored material blend of 65% organic cotton and 35% soft bamboo fibers.

“We worked intensively with the material combination in order to optimize absorption ability and softness. Cotton ensures softness, while bamboo provides durability, absorption abilities and a beautiful finish”, says Chief Designer, Morten Bo Jensen. 

Learn more about the Vipp towels here

Post January 20th 2014   Category All

Detail of the week

#4 Get a grip

Have you noticed that the gas hob regulator in the Vipp kitchen, the swivel top on the Vipp salt and pepper mill and the shelves’ thumbscrews all share the same design?

“The Vipp grab-designs are all molded in solid stainless steel and made in one piece to give them the exact feeling of quality tools. Developing the item we also focused on weight and getting the right grip. The fitted grooves make the tool functional and easy to use – it’s like clockwork” says chief designer, Morten Bo Jensen.

When we make a new product we aim to combine quality, functionality and feeling – a trio that is reflected in the details, like the thumbscrews. These priorities leads to a certain recognizable aesthetic among Vipp products and demonstrate that the whole Vipp portfolio stems from the same design philosophy.

Learn more about the detail Vipp salt & pepper set, shelves, kitchen here:
Salt & pepper set
Shelves
Kitchen

Post January 17th 2014   Category All

Vipp Breakfast Club pt. III

'My favorite egg dish'

Eggs, bacon, toast, a muffin pan and the Vipp ceramic brunch set are the ingredients in Stephanie Duval's Vipp Breakfast Club pt. III where she shares her favorite egg dish.

"It's never too early for my favorite egg dish. This is what I usually do - I cut some circles from toast (the Vipp coffee cups were the perfect size, coincidentally). I melt some butter in a pan and soak the toast circles in them on both sides (hey, I never said this would a light dish!), and afterwards I put the buttered circles in a muffin pan (mine's from hema). Make sure to press the toast into the pan a little bit, to make room for the eggs and bacon. on top of each toast, i sprinkle some pieces of bacon that I’ve fried for a short time in a pan. On top of the bacon comes one egg, be careful not to break the yolk. I usually have too much egg white to fit in one muffin cup, so I get rid of the excess.

No need to season these muffins with salt (as the bacon is already pretty salty), but I do add some pepper before they go in the oven (I put it on 150°c / 300°f) until the egg white has become solid. It took some trial and error to find the right temperature for the egg yolk to remain liquid and the egg white to become solid, so you might want to tweak the temperature to your oven, too. I used the Vipp brunch set to present this dish, accompanied by the Vipp milk jug" - Stephanie Duval, 70PercentPure

Source - 70percentpure.blogspot.com

Post January 16th 2014   Category All

ELLE DECO France picks its

'Kitchen of the Year'

Each year, the 26 international editions of Elle Decoration magazine award their favorite design objects in the Elle Deco International Design Awards.

Waiting for the announcement of the final winners at the grand award show during Salone del Mobile in April we celebrate that French Elle Decoration has picked their ‘coup de coeur’ in the kitchen category – The Vipp Kitchen!

‘In a beautiful, mat black, these nomadic islands allow for different compositions and display perfect finishes” – Rédaction, Elle Decoration France, Fevrier-Mars 2014. 

We're thrilled! Merci beaucoup.

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Vipp Mega Bin visits Hamburg

Let's clean this city

From January the 13th till March the 31st, the Vipp Mega Bin will tour Hamburg as part of the annual campaign “Hamburg räumt auf!”.

Hamburg’s 17th spring cleaning campaign “Hamburg räumt auf!” (Hamburg cleans up!) gets support by the Vipp Mega Bin. Till the end of March 2014 the bin will travel the city to source cleaning participants for this great project. Last year 51.000 helpful people joined the initiative. We’ll top this number in 2014!

True to its original form and materials, the Vipp Mega Bin is constructed in scale 8:1. It has a height of 2.5 meters, a volume of 3.800 liters and a weight of 800 kg. Big goals call for big measures. So let’s collect some trash!

If you are around, we’d be happy to see you on the pedal!
#Vippmegabin


Tour plan:
- 13. January - 5. February
  Wandsbeker Marktplatz
- 5. February - 3. March
  Tibarg
- 3. March - 31. March
  Hamburg Central Station (next to Hamburger Kunsthalle) 

Post January 14th   Category All

From Flagship Store

to Kid's Room

The windows in the Vipp Flagship Store in Copenhagen have transformed into a playful children's room.

The Vipp shelves are organizing the big pile of toys while the Vipp laundry basket and pedal bin in vintage Vipp colours are customized for the kids with wallstickers from Fermliving.

Check it out in real life in the Vipp Flagship Store

Post January 13th 2014   Category All

Organizing Chaos

in the Children's room

Since 1939 Vipp is synonymous with high quality products for the bathroom and kitchen. However, the Vipp collection also holds functional solutions for other rooms. Have you ever thought of that?

In the children’s room for instance, Vipp pedal bins and shelves come in handy after a fun day of tinkering – some creations are hot, some are not...

Vipp pedal bins have a stainless steel lid which by means of a damper mechanism closes in a smooth, silent motion. A rubber ring ensures tight closure (making it perfect for disposal of diapers also).

And to organize all the chaos that normally covers the floor, the Vipp minimal shelving system may come in handy. The Vipp shelves are made of 3 mm alumnium plate, stamped out and formed into a U-shape and so creating two shelf surfaces. The shelf is fitted with hidden brackets creating a floating look 8 mm from the wall and is easily mounted with thumb screws made of stainless steel.

The Vipp shelf exists in small and large

Post January 12th 2014   Category All

Detail of the week

#3 Step on it

Holger Nielsen made sure that every detail on his tools served a functional purpose - the pedal is an example of this.

Sometimes a detail is a minor feature that makes a big difference and Holger Nielsen's philosophy was that every detail had to serve a functional purpose. The pedal was added to the Vipp bin to ensure a hands-free operation. This came in handy for particularly hairdressers, doctors and dentists who were in need for such a tool due to their work processes - a clear example of Holger's 'form follows function' approach.

Read more about the Vipp pedal bin right here.

Post January 10th 2014   Category All

Vipp Breakfast Club pt. II

Back to the classics

A decent soft boiled egg and a cup of freshly ground, black coffee are the ingredients in Vipp Breakfast Club part II by Stephanie Duval from 70percentpure. It’s all about keeping it simple and returning to the good old breakfast classics.

“It's the small and simple things that make me happy. The smell of freshly ground coffee, the pleasure of dipping a piece of toast in a soft boiled egg, or the luxury of using truffled sea salt instead of regular salt on an otherwise uneventful weekday. somehow, treating yourself to those little pleasures in the morning makes the prospect of a long day of hard work much less stressful.” - Stephanie Duval.

“For the second instalment of my breakfast club with Danish design brand Vipp i decided not to use any specific or terribly original recipe, but to stick to the classics. When I have a lot of traveling on my schedule, I like to keep things simple at home. Especially since in the states it's nearly impossible to order a decent soft boiled egg at a restaurant, and besides, it wouldn't look nearly as appealing as it does on the vipp ceramic brunch set. Seriously, how wonderful are those bubble shaped plates? They make me itch to find cute ways to present food, and they go really well with the little bowls i used for my yogurt and granola breakfast a while ago." – Stephanie Duval

This classic breakfast is served on Vipp ceramic plate, Vipp egg ring, Vipp coffee cup.

Source: 70percentpure

Post January 9th 2014   Category All

This was 2013

in snapshots

A year has passed and once again it has been a year full of events, new products, exciting collaborations, lots of coffee and plenty of inspiration...

In 2013, several new Vipp products for the kitchen and bathroom saw the light of day: The Vipp broom and dustpan, the Vipp table, the Vipp organic towels, the Vipp mirror.

New collaborations were initiated: Lever Couture transformed a series of bins to high-couture models (learn more), the monocled egg shape cartoon character Darcel spilled his dissapointments all over the Vipp bin and brush set sold in Colette (learn more), 3-star Michelin Chef Alain Passard made a limited edition Vipp collection with his beautiful collages illustrating his star-recipes (learn more), and the concept store Merci said 'Merci' to Vipp with an edition in their signature graphic universe (learn more).

2013 was the year where the 4 liter Vipp bin 8-doubled in size to help Copenhagen city-dwellers to keep their city green during its summer tur around the city (learn more)

The Vipp Flagship Store was the backdrop for several events: 14 bloggers took on the challenge of a Christmas foodstyling battle (learn more), plenty of guest devoured plenty of Grød (porridge) (learn more), and with full-blown Christmas spirit we turned the store into a cookie factory (learn more).

Looking forward to an equally eventful 2014. Stay tuned for more snapshots on Instagram @vippdotcom

Post January 8th 2014   Category All

Vipp Breakfast Club pt. I

by 70percentpure

Breakfast is her favorite meal of the day. There's not an egg dish on earth she hasn’t tried. She loves New York because of its fanatical love affair with breakfast. On top of this, she is a self-proclaimed breakfast superstar who can actually cook. Stephanie Duval is the name behind the blog 70percentpure where she sets out to share her favorite kind of breakfast served on, prepared and styled with the Vipp ceramics collection, hence the name Vipp Breakfast Club.

“I wanted to kick off this series with my current obsession for granola because it is honestly all i can seem to talk about lately. ever since i tried the lovely louise de brabandere's thursday dinners recipe, i've been hooked. i love her combination of spices and sea salt that make the mix of oats, seeds and nuts so interesting and full of flavor. for my version i added some more ingredients i had lying around the house, like flax, pumpkin and poppy seeds.” – Stephanie Duval

“It is so easy to make, and baking the granola makes our apartment smell like christmas. I always make a big batch so that it'll last us a while, and combined with greek yogurt it is my breakfast of choice for mornings that are all about inspiration reading and preparing creative projects. on this particular morning, i had it with an almond milk-banana smoothie with fresh vanilla (blend it with some ice cubes to make it taste super refreshing).” – Stephanie Duval.

The granola is served in Vipp ceramics bowl and coffee in a Vipp ceramics tea cup.

Source: 70percentpure

Post December   Category All

NEW YEARS LOOKBOOK

Style your new years table

Set your new years table with ceramics from Vipp like our favorite bloggers have done. Which setting is your favourite? Vote for it by liking the photo on instagram or facebook.

Instagram @vippdotcom
Facebook www.facebook.com/vippdotcom

Styling & photo credit: www.frufly.no
Styling & photo credit: www.aprilandmaystudio.blogspot.com
Styling & photo credit: www.70percentpure.blogspot.com
Styling & photo credit : www.aprilandmay.blogspot.com
Styling & photo credit : www.bungalow5.dk
Styling & photo credit : www.boligcious.dk
Styling & photo credit : www.flodeau.com
Post 19th december 2013   Category All

Christmas Greetings

from the Vipp Cookie Factory

We wish you a very merry Christmas & a happy New Year! Looking forward to present many new products in 2014. All the best, your Vipp team

Post 18th december 2013   Category All

Vipp15 big in German "Brigitte Woman"

The German women’s magazine ”Brigitte Woman” features the story about the Vipp15 pedal bin – and why this is the one bin, that makes it fun to dispose of your trash. Thank you very much!

Post December 16th   Category All

4th Sunday of Advent

Win a limited Alain Passard edition

The big prize in the Vipp Advent Calendar is a limited edition 30 liters Vipp pedal bin customized by French, 3 Michelin star chef Alain Passard.

“I want to surround myself with functional products that help me focus on my métier. When Vipp invited me to do a collection of their bins, the answer was evidently yes; I wanted to embellish this classic and discreteobject with my collages”, explains Alain Passard.

The collages realized by Alain Passard are visual translations of his passion for cooking: a play of coloursand textures found on paper as well as on his plates. The artworks reflect the influence of vegetables in his kitchen and the importance of the eye in the creation of a recipe. Together with his book ‘Recette et Collages’ recently published in English (‘The art of cooking with vegetables), the collaboration with Vipp is a testimony to his artistic approach to cooking combined with his predilection for high-quality kitchen tools.

From his book of 48 illustrated recipes, the chef has selected 10 to decorate Vipp’s more than 70-year old bin transformed to a limited edition collection of 40 numbered copies. The Harlequin Garden of Vegetables bin could be yours, if you answer correctly in the Vipp Advent Caldar Competition. We draw a winner among the ones who answweres correctly on Monday the 23rd of December.

> Participate here

Post December 12th 2013   Category All

Christmas Cookie Factory

How to make a cookie-bin

The Vipp kitchen was the backdrop for our Christmas Cookie Factory, where we transformed our old bin into a series of colourful cookies.

Vipp's product development team got quite an unusual task, when they were asked to develop a steel cake tin shaped like the Vipp bin. The result was an exact copy of the outer shape of pedal bin laser cut in 3 mm stainless steel and only 1 mm thick.

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Christmas tasting at the Vipp Flagship Store

We invite you to a special Christmas event at the Vipp Flagship Store.

December 16th we celebrate Christmas at the Vipp Flagship Store. 60 guests are invited to a special night including the personal story about Vipp told by owner and 2. generation in Vipp, Jette Egelund. Furthermore, the acclaimed chef, Lasse Andersen, owner of Grød, will treat you with a delicious Christmas food tasting. Served in Vipp ceramics you will experience Christmas in a new and tasteful way.

Programme for the evening
18.00: Jette Egelund tells her personal story about Vipp 

18.45: Lasse Andersen shows you how to cook a tasteful porridge and explains the concept behind Grød

Tasting menu
· Green kale risotto with crispy green kale salad and freeze-dried lingonberry

· Rice pudding with zest, roasted almonds and homemade cerry sauce

· Mulled wine made ​​from white-buckthorn, apple and rum

When: Monday, December 16th at 18:00-20:00

Where: Vipp Flagship Store  ·  Ny Østergade 34  · 1101 København K

How: We need your signup at the latest  Friday the 13th of December. Write to jm@vipp.com.

Since we do not have room for everybody attendance is on a 'first come first serve' basis. You will receive a confirmation email, which you will need to bring to the event if you are one of the 60 people.

Post December 6th 2013   Category All

2nd sunday of advent

Win a breadbox

On Sunday the 8th of December, a White Vipp breadbox is at stake. To enter the competition you have to answer a Vipp-related question correctly.

Enter the competition here

Post December 5th 2013   Category All

Blogger Styling Battle

3 teams x 5 dishes =15 stylings

After a full day of styling a five course Danish Christmas menu, the three teams can be proud of their result. Here it is...

Team 1.
101Woonideeën / thesweetspot / MiMA / Stylizimo / Bodieandfou 

Team 2.
April&May / Bungalow5 / Flodeau / Stilinspiration 

Team 3.
Boligcious / FruFly / 70percentpure / Emmas Designblogg

The Menu
1. Fried herring with egg custard, pickled onions and dill oil
2. Crisp bread with apple compote, salted scallops, crispy chicken skin and cress
3. Terrine of duck with Jerusalem artichokes, quince, lingonberry and thyme
4. Pork cheeks with crunchy sprinkles and soft potato cream
5. Baked cherries with rice pudding ice cream and crispy rice

Props are genourously borrowed from:
Broste www.brostecopenhagen.com
Butik for Borddækning www.butikforborddaekning.dk
Gense www.gense.dk 
House Doctor www.HouseDoctor.dk
Made a Mano www.madeamano.com 
SkjalmP www.hskjalmp.dk 
Stilleben www.stilleben.dk
Vipp www.vipp.com

Course 1 / Team 1
Course 1 / Team 2
Course 1 / Team 3
Course 2 / Team 1
Course 2 / Team 2
Course 2 / Team 3
Course 3 / Team 1
Course 3 / Team 2
Course 3 / Team 3
Course 4 / Team 1
Course 4 / Team 2
Course 4 / Team 3
Course 5 / Team 1
Course 5 / Team 2
Course 5 / Team 3
Post 4th of December   Category All

Snapshots

Xmas Foodstyling Workshop

Yesterday, the Vipp Flagship Store in Copenhagen transformed into a creative styling & photo studio welcoming 14 of our favorite bloggers and stylists to a Christmas culinary & styling workshop

Ingredients for the perfect Christmas foodstyling battle:

1. An excellent chef who can interpret Danish Christmas traditions in a mouthwatering way...and who by the way syles for the best Danish gourmet magazines.

2. A professional photographer who knows how to capture good taste.

3. Plenty of props in various materials gathered from local shops.

4. Fourteen dedicated participants eager to battle for the best styling of five courses and the best festive table.

 

Thanks for participating / Instagram photo credits: April&May / Bungalow5 / 101Woonideeën / Boligcious / Flodeau / thesweetspot / MiMA / Stylizimo / FruFly / Stilinspiration / Bodieandfou / 70percentpure / Emmas Designblogg

Vipp HQ
Welcome to a Christmas styling battle in the Vipp Flagship store
Styling props
Chef Mikkel Karstad in the Vipp kitchen
Karine & Mimo in styling action
Food photography expert Anders Hviid
Dessert is served
Where to begin...
Duck terrine with Jerusalem artichokes
First course - Danish Herring
Allan in styling mode
Main course from above
You've got style
Cutlery mix
Setting the table for dinner
Main course
Post November 27th 2013   Category All

Vipp Advent Calendar

4 Sundays - 4 Big Prizes

Today, we kick off the Vipp Advent Calendar. Each Sunday of Advent you can win prizes from Vipp.

Enter now to get a chance to win the first prize. We pick a winner on Sunday December 1st.

Click here to participate

Post 1st of October   Category All

Vipp featured on

frenchbydesignblog.com

Take a closer look inside Fabian and Dorothee's cool home in Hamburg.
Find the complete blog post here

Post September 24th 2013   Category All

Instagram Favorites

of the week

Use #vipp to share your Instagram pictures and you may be among next week's favorites

Post September 23rd 2013   Category All

In my father's spirit!

Short Stories by Jette

My father could do more than make trash bins. He loved challenges - especially in his own workshop. Therefore, he was not slow to invent a cooking hood for my mother's new kitchen.

In 1965, a cooking hood was a newcomer to the kitchen. The few ones my dad made matched the Vipp bin well – one in a black and one in white. Two years ago, Vipp decided to make a cooking hood as part of a new series of kitchen modules in the same solid materials as the bin and in two colors; one in black and one in white - completely in my father’s spirit.

You can see the Vipp kitchen & the cooking hood here

Post 18-09-2013   Category All

Great review of the Vipp salt and pepper mill

In this month's issue of the Danish cooking magazine, Gastro, the Vipp salt and pepper mill received fine critics for its function, design and overall quality. We are thankful for the words and hope all our customers have the same experience when using the kitchen tool.

Quotes from the review: ”Her er intet overladt til tilfældighederne. Det stringente og maskuline formsprog kompletteres af udsøgt materialevalg […]. Her er et produkt, man virkelig kan gå på detaljeopdagelse i […]. Alt sammen udført med næsten autistisk fornemmelse for detalje og bearbejdning. Kværnene fra Vipp er ikke billige. Til gengæld får man svært ved at finde et produkt af højere kvalitet.”

Post 13-09-2013   Category All

Vipp in Alt for Damerne

This week's big issue of Alt for Damerne features a quite special home. Pictures of the interior and their story is out now. Have you seen the kitchen?

Inspired by the sixties Dorothee and Fabian have a quite unique home in Hamburg. Their home is filled with stories and contributing is several Vipp items, which we are of course thrilled about. You can read their story, be inspired and see the pictures in this week's issue of 'Alt for Damerne'.

Post September 10th 2013   Category All

Keep your Desktop

Clean & Green

Have you seen the Vipp mega bin on its tour around Copenhagen? It's a huge reminder for city-dwellers to keep their city clean. Now, we invite you to share the green message and at the same time keep your desktop clean and green with a mini digital Vipp – ready to download for your Mac or PC.

Click here to download your green digital Vipp for your Mac or PC desktop

Post September 8th 2013   Category All

Paris Design Week

By Night

Last night Paris was buzzing with design enthusiasts from all over the world. Merci hosted its annual design soirée revealing the new Vipp limited edition created by its graphic design studio be-pôles.

The Merci bin is available in two sizes, 14 and 18 liters in a numbered, limited edition. You can find it in the Merci shop in Paris or buy it online at vipp.com. If we don't yet ship to your country you can contact the Vipp Flagship Store in Copenhagen to arrange delivery. 

www.merci-merci.com

Vipp Flagship Store 

cph@vipp.com

Tel: +45 4588 8815 

Post August 29th   Category All

Pedal to the metal

Vipp runs DHL

on the road to DHL's annual relay race...

Post August 29th 2013   Category All

Merci-Merci

Une boutique très chic!

Soon, the new limited edition Vipp bin will be presented in the Parisian concept store Merci. We zoom in on this très chic boutique…

Merci is a magical mecca that brings together the best of fashion, design and objects for the home. It opened its doors in 2009 in the heart of the historic district of Haut-Marais in Paris’ 3rd arrondissement. Marie-France and Bernard Cohen, founders of Bonpoint, the children’s fashion brand, felt the urge to create a space in Paris merging fashion and interior.

Unlike most commercial shops, Merci’s founders decided that the fruit of this investment would be donated to a fund dedicated to educational projects and development in the south-west of Madagascar.

Marie France and Bernard Cohen wanted to say ‘MERCI’ to talent, creators and customers who makes the Merci project possible.

Merci has become a platform for both young talented creators and established brands, with new exhibition every three weeks. From September 5th, Merci celebrates the MATIERES PREMIERES exhibition during the Paris Design Week. Back to basics, « material design » stands for an interest for natural and traditional material. Vipp is very proud to be featured in this exhibition with our old icon dipped in Merci’s peculiar graphic universe created by the studio be-pôles. So we say Merci Merci.

www.merci-merci.com

Post 26-08-2013   Category All

Vipp Cooking

Vipp joins the culinary feast of Copenhagen Cooking 2013

The Copenhagen Cooking festival 2013 has begun. Copenhagen cooking is Northern Europe's largest food festival, and you can experience everything from cooking schools, street kitchens, Michelin restaurants and experimental food events.

This year Copenhagen Cooking week is held for the ninth time. The food festival is a non-profit, open-source event that profiles Danish gastronomy by paying homage to the food culture, Nordic cuisine and the players on the gastronomic stage. To support this tasteful initiative, we join the fest by giving you pictures and recepies from our own foodstyling event, which took place in our flagship store in Copenhagen.

We hope you will enjoy the culinary courses that the festival offers and hopefully tryout some of our exclusive recipies. Pictures and words will be uploaded on our Facebook-page.

Links:
Vipp Facebook
Copenhagen Cooking


Post 23-08-2013   Category All

A century ago

Happy 100th birthday, Little Mermaid

A century ago Edvard Eriksen created the famous statue of H.C. Andersen's "The Little Mermaid". Today Vipp celebrates her 100th birthday.

In the year of 1837 H.C. Andersen wrote what would become one of the world’s most famous fairytales – The Little Mermaid. 76 years later the Danish-Icelandic sculptor, Edward Eriksen, finished his statue carrying the same name as the story’s title. The little mermaid was a tribute to the legacy H.C. Andersen and has later become an iconic symbol of Denmark.

Today, exactly 100 years later, Vipp celebrates the work of Eriksen and pays tribute to the fairytale by bringing our mermaid blues collection back in the spotlight.

Happy birthday, little mermaid

Click here to see the mermaid blues Vipp collection

Post August 22nd 2013   Category All

Merci says 'Thank You'

with a Vipp Limited Edition

With their talent for playing with words and typography, the Parisian concept store Merci pays tribute to the almost 75-year old Vipp bin by launching a special limited edition.

During Paris Design Week 2013, starting September 5th, the Vipp bin will be dipped in Merci’s peculiar graphic universe that covers the store’s many gadgets and famous paper bag created by its graphic design studio be-pôles. Wrapped in a text describing the object itself, Merci celebrates this old icon that, despite its upcoming 75 year anniversary, has not aged a day.

Since the Vipp bin was created in 1939 by Danish craftsman, Holger Nielsen, for his wife’s hairdressing salon, only the shape of the lid has been modified. But this enduring object, renowned worldwide as a design classic, was never ‘designed’ in the strict traditional sense but got its visual expression in response to a series of functional criteria: a pedal to free the hands; a large foot for stability; a domed steel lid for easy cleaning; ears on the side of the body for easy transportation; and use of solid materials to make it last a lifetime.

Subject to Merci’s graphic system, this design philosophy has been wrapped around two sizes of Vipp pedal bins kicking off Paris Design Week at Merci.

You can also get hold of one of the Merci bins in the Vipp Flagship Store in Copenhagen or online at vipp.com from September 5th.

Price: 14 liter, 300 euro / 2300 DKK and 18 liter, 350 euro / 2700 DKK

www.merci-merci.com
www.be-poles.com