With its 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.
The Vipp bin has been 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.
The Vipp pedal bin is made with a layer of stainless steel and equipped with a damper mechanism for smooth closing of the lid as well as a rubber ring that guarantees air-tight closure. The body is manufactured in powder-coated steel and hides the removable, galvanised steel inner bin. A rubber ring at the base ensures that sensitive surfaces are safeguarded.
The Merci bin is available in the Vipp Flagship Store
Holger Nielsen, 1939.
Limited edition by be-pôles for Merci
powder coated steel, stainless steel, rubber
62 x ø30 cm, 18L
10-year warranty. The extended warranty for bins applies to products purchased in 2008 or later. The warranty assumes that the product has been properly used (see 'Care'), with reservations for normal wear and tear. A 2-year warranty applies to bins purchased before 2008.
The Vipp pedal bin has been on somewhat of an adventure since 1939. From Holger Nielsen’s metal factory in the Danish town Randers to the world-famous design stores and museums – today, the Vipp pedal bin is an international design icon.
The year is 1939 - Holger Nielsen and Marie Axelsen have just married. A trained hairdresser, Marie decides to open her own salon. Money is tight so Marie asks her husband to help furnish the salon with, among other things, a practical rubbish bin. After spending many days labouring in his workshop, Holger is ready to show Marie his Vipp pedal bin – and she is delighted with the result.
Originally, the Vipp bin was intended for Marie only. However, many wives of doctors and dentists have their hair done at Marie’s salon and find the Vipp bin perfect for their husbands’ clinics, particularly in light of its practical and sturdy design. Thus the pedal bin soon becomes a permanent feature of Danish clinics.
“Good design never goes out of fashion”, Holger used to say. Time has proven him right; the Vipp bin has only been marginally improved since it saw the light of day back in 1939. Today the bin is internationally recognised as a design classic, and in November 2009 it was accepted into the architecture and design collection of The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.
Stainless steel may be cleaned with a microfiber cloth, glass cleaner or other non-abrasive and gentle cleaning agents. Do not use cleaning agents containing chlorine or other aggressive agents. Lacquered surfaces and rubber parts may be cleaned with a moist cloth. Apply silicone spray for better finish. Rough coatings may be cleaned with a soft brush and water. Then wipe with dry cloth.
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