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.
Holger Nielsen, 1939
Powder-coated steel, stainless steel, rubber
52 (H) x 30 (Ø) cm (diameter measured by the foot/floor)
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 the ‘Care’ tab for more information), 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.
CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR POWDER COATED SURFACES
Keep powder coated surfaces clean and dry. Use a lint-free cleaning cloth or a soft brush with warm water and a mild detergent. This applies to both smooth and rough surfaces.
For a more thorough cleaning remove rubber parts. Dry thoroughly before applying rubber parts again.
Tips for stains
- Use alcohol or glass cleaner to remove grease stains. Then follow the guide for maintenance above.
Lime stains on the black (rough) surface
- Use mild descaler suitable for painted surfaces. Use a lint-free cleaning cloth. Rinse with clean water and finally dry the bin.
CARE OF STAINLESS STEEL
Keep stainless steel clean and dry. Stainless steel may be permanently stained if water / fat / cleaning products are not removed relatively quickly.
We recommend the use of a care product for stainless steel, to make the surface water and dirt repellent. This makes the daily cleaning with a damp lint-free cleaning cloth a lot easier.
If the above instructions are followed, the stainless steel surface remains beautiful for many years. Remember not to use chlorine / abrasive cleaners as this may damage the surface.
Tips for stains
- Use alcohol or glass cleaner to remove grease stains. Then follow the guide for regular maintenance above.
Lime stains and discoloration
- Lime stains on stainless steel can be removed with warm soapy water, a soft sponge and a lot of elbow grease. It is important only to use a soft sponge, or else you may damage the brushed structure of the steel surface.
Stubborn stains and rust
Stubborn stains and rust may be removed by careful cleaning with a light-abrasive cleaner suitable for stainless steel. Cleaning must follow the structure of the polished surface. Please note that this process can change the original polishing of the surface.
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.
If you have any questions or concerns about our products or a purchase you have made, you are always welcome to contact Vipp costumer service on email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at +45 45 88 88 00 (US customer service phone number is +1 917-580-2148).