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
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
After a full day of styling a five course Danish Christmas menu, the three teams can be proud of their result. Here it is...
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:
Butik for Borddækning www.butikforborddaekning.dk
House Doctor www.HouseDoctor.dk
Made a Mano www.madeamano.com
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
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.
Take a closer look inside Fabian and Dorothee's cool home in Hamburg.
Find the complete blog post here
Use #vipp to share your Instagram pictures and you may be among next week's favorites
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
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.”
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'.
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
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.
Vipp Flagship Store
Tel: +45 4588 8815
on the road to DHL's annual relay race...
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.
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.
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
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
Visit our Mega Bin on Halmtorvet until 26th of august. And then on Skt. Hans Torv on Nørrebro. Find the full tour plan HERE.
#regram #thanksforsharing #vipp
When your father is a coppersmith, it is no wonder that you may feel the urge to work with solid materials.
My grandfather, Niels, turned iron into fine things by hand during his career as a coppersmith. He began the day with a flat plate and after a good day's work the plate was turned into a coffee pot for my grandmother.
To get money on the table, the plate had to be transformed to a gutter or a downspout. Products like these were in high demand in 1932, when my father was still a young man.
But then came the crisis and my father had to help out in the workshop. Fortunately, he had learned the art of metallurgy, and was now a proud metal smith with an apprentice certificate. Now it was his turn to impress my mother, whom he had just married. Not with a coffee pot though, but with a trash bin. She needed a practical bin for her newly opened hairdressing salon. And she got one with a pedal that my father had named Vipp.
A good thing that my grandfather had taught my father to pound some iron.
The Vipp kitchen concept unfolds in every detail – even tabs, drawer pulls and inserts, cooking hood, as well as gas knobs are developed in respect to the Vipp design DNA. We zoom in on the Vipp gas station...
Four ABK gas hubs are integrated directly into the kitchen island worktop and controlled by steel knobs in massive stainless steel that emerge naturally from the solid surface. A detail characteristic for many Vipp products is grooves in steel knobs and handles. The gas knobs are fitted with 21 grooves guaranteeing a firm grip when turning the knob guided by laser-engraved heat indicators.
Learn more about the Vipp kitchen here
Thank you to our Instagram followers who share their bathroom style. You can do the same with #vipp Find us on instagram @_vipp
In September Vipp is revealing a new collaboration. We wont say who is behind this upcoming limited edition but this image may give you a hint. Stay tuned...
This month, Frame magazine shows how companies face the huge eco challenge of keeping their cities green and clean.
"Copenhagen faces the arduous task of becoming the cleanest city in Europe by 2015. To highlight this mammoth mission, Vipp has (literally) risen to the challenge by upscaling one of its standard bins eightfold. Complete with a supersize pedal, Vipp’s bin is a fun reminder to the city’s citizens to keep Copenhagen clean". - Enya Moore, Frame Magazine
via Frame magazine
We are shooting next year's Vipp Annual Colour - here are a few previews in black and white. Which colour do you think hides behind the tones?
In celebration of Copenhagen Fashion Week 2013, Vipp is dressing up for the occasion with a Trashion Week exhibition at Vipp Flagship Store.
On the catwalk you will experience the original Vipp trash can in couture by German fashion label Lever Couture.
In her Berlin based studio designer Lessja Verlingieri creates breathtaking couture for celebrities like Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Gwyneth Paltrow and many more.
1400 meters of fabric processed by skillful hands in around 400 working hours transform pedal bins into amazing Trashion Bins.
Take a look behind the scenes and watch Lessja work on the Trashion Bins - just click here.
VIPP TRASHION WEEK EXHIBITION
5.– 21. of August
Vipp Flagship Store
Ny Østergade 34
Spread the word by tagging yourself and the mega bin with #vipp
Find the mega Vipp on its’ Copenhagen tour
July - Havnebadet, Islands Brygge
August - Halmtorvet, Vesterbro
September - Sankt Hans Torv, Nørrebro
October - Akseltorv, Vesterbro
FIND US ON INSTAGRAM @_vipp
Edina, founder of the blog nordic leaves, won our MeAndMyVipp Instagram Competition with an amazing 550 likes. Congratulations! Here you have Edina’s winning shot.
True to materials and proportions Vipp has given its original 4-liter bin some growing pains in scale of 8:1. The mega bin has a volume of 3,800 liters and weighs 800 kg distributed on a 100-kg heavy lid in stainless steel, 400 kg steel welded together to form a body, a foot of nearly 200 kg bent steel, 80 kg milled rubber, a giant hinge, a logo machined in aluminum and a giant pedal.
Yesterday, we were on a roadtrip with a mission : To keep Copenhagen green & clean! From our warehouse in Falster in southern Sealand to Copenhagen! Join the ride...
Copenhagen has a mission - To be the cleanest city in Europe before 2015! Big goals calls for big measures, therefore Vipp has eightfolded the size of the original pedal bin.
From June 10th, Vipp will embark on a Copenhagen city tour as a fun reminder to city dwellers of keeping Copenhagen clean and green.
We start Monday on Højbro Plads. Come by and see if you can spot our little new product development.
The Danish design company Vipp, best known for the iconic Vipp pedal bin created in 1939, is ready to present eight unique art bins dressed in couture made by German fashion label Lever Couture.
In her Berlin based studio designer Lessja Verlingieri creates breathtaking couture for celebrities like Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Gwyneth Paltrow and many more.
1400 meters of fabric processed by skillful hands in around 400 working hours transform Vipp pedal bins into amazing Trashion Bins.
“Of course it was a creative challenge to design couture for bins instead of people. But in the fun process I actually could not tell the difference, because after all, the Vipp pedal bins have a great shape and they are the stars among pedal bins”, Lessja Verlingieri.
Want to see Lessja working? Then watch the behind the scenes video: https://vimeo.com/64794887
The Vipp Trashion Bins are available from the Vipp Flagship Store in Copenhagen.
Price range: 3500 - 5000 Euro
We are currently outgrowing ourselves a little bit.
Get a free Rising Red Vipp dishwashing brush for your mother’s better half when shopping your Mother’s Day gifts at http://www.vipp.com/ or in Vipp Flagship Store, Copenhagen. Offer ends Sunday May 12.
Say “hello” to the summer and move outdoors with the Vipp Mini Table
The Vipp Mini Table is a multifunctional product, an all-in-one tray and table, which is perfectly suited for outdoor life. Whether for breakfast on the balcony, picnic in the park or afternoon tea on the terrace the Vipp mini table is an ideal helper.
The switch from tray to table is very easy using gas springs to fold the legs in and out. A non-slip, removable, rubber mat guarantees the stable transport of china and glass.
The Vipp Mini Table is made from aluminium, solid stainless steel and hard-wearing rubber. The rubber edges on the tray and the feet of the frame protect surfaces, while the powder lacquering makes the table extremely durable.
DIMENSIONS L/D/H: 47 x 36 x 24 cm
PRICE 249 Euro
> Learn more about the Vipp Mini Table, click here <
Use Instagram to win Vipp. All you have to do is:
(1) #SNAP a photo of a Vipp product
(2) #TAG it with #meandmyvipp on your instagram profile
(3) #WIN the Copenhagen tribute Vipp Pedal Bin, a green 14 liter Vipp pedal bin, if your photo gets most likes
(4) #VIPP will share their favorites on Twitter, Facebook & Pinterest and announce the winner on July 1st
You can find Vipp on Instagram '_vipp'
And you can follow the race for most likes here
Parisian retail darling colette and Danish design manufacturer Vipp once again join forces by inviting regular conspirator Craig Redman and his monocled, egg-shaped alter-ego Darcel to reinterpret a series of classic Vipp products.
The Australian-born designer Craig Redman's cynical and hilarious one-eyed creature lives online at ‘Darcel Disappoints’ in a chronicle of the ups and downs of everyday NYC. Now, Darcel is unfolding his colorful cartoonish creativity onto two of Vipp’s iconic products; the Vipp pedal bin created in 1939 and its companion, the toilet brush.
"I think the juxtaposition between Darcel's sense of humor, colette's taste and vibrancy, and Vipp's high quality products make for a great combo. And I really need a new toilet brush." - Craig Redman
The 4 liter Vipp pedal bin and toilet brush are available in a limited edition with a splash of Darcel’s cartoonish universe exclusively in colette and at colette.fr from June.
The limited edition culinary art bins by 3 star Michelin Chef are now on expo in the chef's gallery l'Arrière Cuisine in Paris.
Vipp held a vernissage where none of the chef's delicious degustations ended up in the Vipp bin. Learn how to get your own 3 star bin here http://www.vipp.com/blog/post/3-star-michelin-chef-alain-passard
Send a ”gækkebrev”/easter greeting to a friend who you think have deserved to win Vipp’s Easter competition. Join the competition here: http://www.vipp.com/historie-p2/test-site/easter-competition/
In their March issue, Dutch design magazine Eigenhuis & Interieur takes a look behind the scenes in the Vipp factory and demonstrates that beauty is not only associated with the finished object; but equally can be found in its making.
Key Production Facts:
- Since 1939, the only major change in the appearance of the Vipp bin is the rounded lid. In 1949 the lid form changed from a wavy to a rounded shape because of new production techniques.
- The lid is hauled from a stainless steel plate with a pressure of 110 tons per cm. Afterwards the steel is polished to obtain a smooth surface.
- Lids are mounted and adjusted with handpower. It takes a skilled craftsman to ensure the perfect closing mechanism. An experienced craftsman can assemble five bins in an hour.
- The coated bins are quenched for 10 minutes in a large oven heated to 170 degrees. At this temperature colour molecules melt together and create a shockproof and solid surface.
- The pedal bin is spot welded with a precision of 0,2 mm. Annual steel consumption amounts to 150 tons.
With his collection of Vipp pedal bins, presented in his kitchen annex l‘Arrière Cuisine’ hidden behind his 3 Michelin star restaurant l’Arpège in Paris, world-renowned chef Alain Passard is mixing his passion for colourful cuisine and quality kitchen tools.
Originally, the Danish design company Vipp created the pedal bin for the professional market, where doctors, hairdressers and chefs found it indispensable due to its sturdy physique and practical pedal. Since 1939, the Vipp bin has made its entry into restaurants worldwide; and is today entering the Arrière-Cuisine curated by 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 sold exclusively in the Arrière-Cuisineof l’Arpège and in the Vipp Flagships Store in Copenhagen.
The limited edition bins are available from May 15 in three sizes: 15, 18, and 30 liters with 10 different motives sold together with Alain Passard’s book ‘Recipes & Collages’ starting from 300 euro.
Vipp Flagship Store Ny Østergade 34 1101 København K
Arrière Cuisine 57, rue de Bourgogne 75007 Paris
One of Denmark’s biggest newspapers, Jyllandsposten, has made a behind-the-scenes video about Vipp.
Check out the film and get a glimpse of Jette Egelund, owner of Vipp, and her son Kasper Egelund, CEO, telling the ups and downs in a family company with great ambitions. See the movie here
Danish Vipp partner, Johannes Fog, has allocated their entire lobby area for a Vipp exhibition.
From the 6th-24th of March you can explore the Vipp universe and get introduced to the Vipp products when visiting Johannes Fog in Lyngby, Denmark. Get a sneak peak in the photos below and please visit the exhibition if you are in the neighbourhood.
Did you know the Vipp collection also holds a broom & dustpan?
Until March 18th, Vipp is brushing up the Copenhagen Flagship Store with an exhibition where brooming becomes weight-less with brooms and dustpans gliding through the air.
10 things you probably didn't know about the new Vipp trivet:
1. The trivet set consists of a small and large trivet fitted into each other.
2. The trivets are laser cut in 3 mm solid stainless steel.
3. Sprockets in the steel rings are fitted with heat resistant silicone rubber profiles.
4. The inspiration for the design came from toothed wheels characterized by their fit and solid materials.
5. Weighs 450 grams.
6. Measures 20 cm in Diameter and 1.5 cm in height.
7. Is approved for hot items up to 275 degrees Celsius.
8. The silicone can be taken of the metal rings for extra thorough cleaning.
9. Is designed by Vipp's Chief Designer Morten Bo Jensen.
10. The Vipp logo is placed with a fiber laser.
Vipp is thrilled to announce that the anticipated online shopping site www.vipp.com is now live to customers and fans throughout the U.K. The full Vipp product family of kitchen and bathroom accessories including the iconic Vipp pedal bin will be available to ship to anywhere in the UK.
The Vipp soap dispenser is featured in the Home & Garden section of the New York Times today.
Industrial designer Hlynur Atlason about our product, "These guys obviously wanted to make the best soap dispenser, regardless of what it cost,” he said. “It is a really high-quality product, almost an overkill quality product. The fact that it exists just helps design".
We agree, and we thank Mr. Atlason for the kind words.
Vipp spreads the love from the Vipp Flagship Store in Copenhagen where the new Vipp suction hook is attached to the window forming a giant heart connected by pink thread.
Did you know that: The Danish Technological Institute has tested the adherence and weight ability of the Vipp Suction Hook and proved that it can carry 1000g of weight without loosening its grip or sliding downwards?
Learn more about the new Vipp Suction Hook
Wallpaper's Best Loo features the new Vipp shelf for the bathroom in black powder coated aluminum
Learn more about Vipp accessories for the loo here
Love is in the air in the Vipp Flagship Store where we are preparing for Valentine's Day with a lot of Vipp Suction Hooks and plenty of pink thread
The Vipp table features a table top made of untreated, recycled teak planks, making each table unique. Every table top thus stands out with its own distinctive character.
The table frame is constructed in powder coated aluminum and is assembled with solid corner profiles, a steel wire stabilizer and countersunk screws, giving the table an industrial feel. The table is equipped with set screws making it possible to adapt to uneven floors.
“Now that we have a whole Vipp kitchen concept, it seemed very natural to extend the collection with a table to complete the look. The table frame is the same used for the kitchen modules, ensuring stability and visual coherence. For the table top we chose natural wood that can stand daily wear and tear – it will actually develop a beautiful patina over time and create contrast to the smooth aluminum”, Morten Bo Jensen, Vipp Chief Designer.
The table is available with a frame in matte black or gloss white.
L / W / H in cm: 250 x 95 x 72
2685 EUR / 2310 GBP / $ 3550
Today, the new format of Dutch Elle Decoration is released, and in it Vipp's Chief Designer, Morten Bo Jensen, welcomes you inside his home in an old pencil factory in Copenhagen.
A customer in Geneva is getting a new kitchen today
The German B2B hairdressing magazine Clips put a Vipp bin at stake in their December competition. The winner, Barbara, was so amazed with her prize – a white Vipp15 pedal bin – that she sent the editorial team this thank you card, saying “the Vipp bin is so amazing, much to good looking for the disposal of waste”. We say thank you for the compliment and congratulations with your Vipp.
... then what? Learn what design can do for a brand according to this American design & business blog...
Last week we launched the annual colour 2013 "Ray of Grey" in our flagship store. Watch the clip to get some live impressions.
After a decade of exploring nuances from a vivacious colour palette, Vipp keeps it simple with a ‘Ray of Grey’.
The Vipp Annual Colour 2013 is a tribute to Vipp’s design philosophy of ‘form follows function’ resulting in a range of functional tools with a simple and pure aesthetic.
“We liked the idea of keeping it simple this year by fading to grey. Together with its matte finish and structured surface, the warm grey tone emphasizes the industrial features of the Vipp collection, reflecting the Vipp pedal bin’s origin as a solid, industrial tool for Danish clinics.” – Morten Bo Jensen, Chief designer.
The Ray of Grey collection will be in stores from 1st of March 2013 as long as stock lasts.
The collection includes:
Vipp Pedal Bin 4l, 209,- Euro
Vipp Toilet Brush, 165,- Euro
Vipp Soap Dispenser, 99,- Euro
Vipp Toothbrush Holder, 69,- Euro
Take a guess on the Vipp Annual Colour 2013!
The Danish Technological Institute has tested the adherence ability of the Vipp Suction Hook. The suction hooks were mounted on a glass surface and loaded with 500g, 750g and 1000g weights. After three weeks all of the suction hooks were still sitting perfectly on the surface. They had not even slid downward.
Learn more here.
Vipp is feaured in the January issue of the Danish Magazine Eurowoman
Sofie Egelund, 3rd generation in Vipp, has been interviewed for the cool Danish magazine, Eurowoman. The article is about being a part of a family-run company; the expectations, joys and challenges involved in this job.
We are happy to announce the 25 winners of the Vipp Christmas Calendar Competition and give you the correct answers behind each door. All winners, including those who have won an extra gift, will be contacted directly via email.
Prize: a white soap dispenser
Question: What characterizes the design of the Vipp soap dispenser?
Answer: A specially manufactured pump, silicone rubber, and stainless steel
Winner: Jutta Lieberum
Prize: a white milk jug
Question: The Vipp milk jug exists in the following colours
Answer: White & Grey Submit with e-mail:
Winner: David Blomgren
Prize: a Vipp pedal bin in Rising Red, 8 L
Question: Vipp bins bought after 2008 holds an extended warranty of
Answer: 10 years
Winner: Lotta Larsdotter
Prize: a Vipp shower wiper
Question: The Vipp product family contains functional tools for the
Answer: bathroom & kitchen
Winner: Kathrine Doesviek
Prize: a toilet brush in Copenhagen Green
Question: Who designed the Vipp toilet brush?
Answer: Jette Egelund
Winner: Louise Skov
Prize: a set of coffee cups
Question: The new Vipp ceramics collection consists of how many items?
Winner: Rauni Petramoi
Prize: a laundry bin in Copenhagen Green
Question: The holes in the cover of the laundry bin have its origins in the need to ventilate laundry. How many holes are perforated in the steel?
Winner: Christiane Minier
Prize: 2 glasses from Vipp, 15 cl
Question: The new Vipp glassware exists in how many sizes?
Winner: Collette Peek
Prize: a brunchset
Question: The Vipp brunchset consists of?
Answer: A bowl, a plate, an egg ring and a coffee cup
Winner: Nigel Howard
Country: United Kingdom
Prize: a Vipp pedal bin in black, 4 L
Question: Originally the Vipp pedal bin was sold exclusively to
Answer: The industrial market
Winner: Susan Andersen
Prize: towels in Rising Red
Question: The Vipp bin has been customized by more than 100 artists and celebrities. How much did the customized bins raise for charity?
Answer: More than DKK 1,000,000
Winner: Monica Gogniat
Prize: a soap dispenser in Copenhagen Green
Question: What was the name of Vipp's yellow annual colour?
Answer: Yellow Cab
Winner: Clare Christensen
Prize: a broom & dustpan set
Question: The most recent Vipp art project resulted in a multi-colour dotted bin created by
Answer: Damien Hirst
Winner: Maurizio Pennino
Prize: 2 glasses, 30 cl
Question: What was the motif used by Kevin Lyons for the Limited Edition collection for Colette
Answer: Blue Monsters
Winner: Patrick Antolini
Prize: two espresso cups
Question: The new Vipp bathroom modules feature a table top in
Winner: Melanie Van Der Steen
Prize: a Vipp pedal bin in Rising Red, 14 L
Question: Only one element of the Vipp bin has changed its look since 1939, which is
Answer: The lid
Winner: Stephanie Bach
Prize: a Vipp soap dish in white
Question: Vipp is a family owned company in
Answer: 3rd generation
Winner: Gerard Baut
Prize: 2 Vipp ceramic bowls
Question: When did Vipp open its very first flagship store?
Answer: December 2011
Winner: Christopher Soehngen
Prize: a Vipp bread box in Copenhagen Green
Question: In how many countries does Vipp have dealers
Winner: Andrew Kearsey
Country: United Kingdom
Prize: two ceramic tea cups
Question: The Vipp shelves are constructed out of
Answer: a 3mm aluminium plate
Country: United Kingdom
Prize: a toothbrush holder in Copenhagen Green
Question: This December, the Vipp product family is welcoming:
Answer: a suction hook
Winner: Pia Riikola
Prize: a dishwashing brush in Rising Red
Question: When was 'Rising Red' Vipp's Annual Colour?
Winner: Willemijn Woldman
Prize: a salt and pepper set
Question: Which celebrity hosted the 2008 Vipp Charity Auction in New York?
Answer: Helena Christensen
Prize: Vipp pedal bin in black, 24 liters
Question: What has Vipp launched to match your bin?
Answer: A kitchen
Winner: Betina Zachariasen
December 24th extra prize
Prize: Vipp pedal bin in black, 24 liters
Question: Which product hides behind door # 24?
Answer: VIPP 24 pedal bin
Winner: Janeth Graf
Happy New Years to all who participated
Vipp is feaured in the January issue of the cool Swedish interior magazine Residence.
The Vipp ceramics has been used in a beutifully styled ceramics editorial. More pictures and inspiraton can be found in the new Residence magazine - in stores now! For more info on the Vipp ceramics click here
The suction hook is made of stainless steel and rubber. Mount items like the Vipp shower wiper or dishwashing brush securely on plain surfaces without the need of drilling holes in tiles and walls. Simply activate the suction hook by pushing the hanger upwards and it adheres to the surface. The high quality steel allows the suction hook to be placed even in the shower without any risk of corrosion.
Learn more here
Once again Pantone has combed the world looking for color influences to arrive at the selcetion of Colour of the Year 2013 - and the winner is Green.
As a dominant influencer within product development in numerous industries, we are once again a bit proud to see a remarkable coherence between the Vipp Annual Colours and the following Pantone Colour of the Year. 2013's winner - PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald - could just as well be named Vipp Copenhagen Green. And we get a deja vu to the Vipp Yellow Cab, Mermaid Blues & Rising Red who all seemed to precede the choice of the jury.
Most often associated with brilliant, precious gemstones, the perception of Emerald is sophisticated and luxurious. Since antiquity, this luminous, magnificent hue has been the color of beauty and new life in many cultures and religions. It’s also the color of growth, renewal and prosperity – no other color conveys regeneration more than green. For centuries, many countries have chosen green to represent healing and unity.
“Green is the most abundant hue in nature – the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “As it has throughout history, multifaceted Emerald continues to sparkle and fascinate. Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today’s complex world. This powerful and universally appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors.”
Copenhagen is covered in snow. So at the Vipp headquarters we have built a Vipp snowman.
The snow has caused all electricity to fail in the central part of Copenhagen, so in the Vipp store we are lighting our Christmas table.
We got an email this weekend from Tina Egdalen from Esbjerg with an attached photo of a Vipp bin in quite unexpected surroundings.
Last year Tina's daughter Ida visited her sponsor child in Gambia, where she one day found herself in a garden with a familiar object from back home.
Thank you for sending us this picture.
We found this image on Pinterest and suddenly a solid breakfast served on quality ceramics felt ever more intriguing.
The Vipp Flagship Store windows offer 24 ideas for the wish list.
An international roundup to contemorary packaging design is published in the new Taschen book 'The Package Design Book 2'.
Featuring a selection of over 400 works from 30 countries, the book brings together all the Pentawards winners of 2011 & 2012, showcasing a broad range of creativity within packaging.
The Vipp packaging won a Silver Pentaward in 2011 in the category Home Improvement & Decoration, and is portrayed in the book side by side with potting soil, rubber boots and garage tools; all in very creative packaing. See more here
One year ago, Vipp opened the doors to its very first flagship store.
To celebrate its 1st birthday, the store invites you for a glass of champagne and to discover the new kitchen setup.
Ny Østergade 35
1101 Copenhagen K
In Style.com's Holiday Shopping guide presenting 100+ perfect gifts for every personality, you will find the Vipp Mini Table as a favorite for the 'Minimalist'.
December 1st Vipp is opening the first door in the Vipp Christmas calendar competition.
December suddenly feels a lot warmer and the countdown for Christmas a lot shorter when you can win functional tools from the Vipp product family each day until the 24th of December. Prizes range from the new Vipp ceramics collection to the original Vipp pedal bin.
See you on December 1st at www.vipp.com
Norweigan Elle Decoration has awarded the Vipp kitchen with a new title - 'Årets Kjøkken' meaning 'Kitchen of the year'.
We are very proud to achieve this recognition. Elle Decoration's award is based on the industrially inspired, simple, yet timeless, and functional design of the Vipp kitchen.
“Vipp’s experience lies within product design focusing on solid materials, mechanics and function. As a consequence we have chosen to design the Vipp kitchen as a product or rather as a piece of furniture. The result is a range of kitchen modules where choices have already been made based on a thorough knowledge of materials combined with an aesthetic opinion on what constitutes good design.” – chief designer in Vipp, Morten Bo Jensen.
The winners of Elle Decoration's Design Awards are automnatically in the competition of being recognized by EDIDA, the international design award during Salone Del Mobile in April 2013. We cross our fingers.
A Vipp Christmas Calendar is in the making. From December 1st you will be able to win a new Vipp gift each day until the 24th of December.
See you on December 1st where the first door in the calendar will open.
Two new products will be added to the Vipp product family in December. Our production team is working full speed to prepare the displays that will present the new products at our dealers.
Soon we will reveal what our design team has been working on for the past year, so stay tuned on the blog.
The Vipp bathroom module has taken center stage in our shop windows. Accompagnied by the the new Vipp mirror and accessories in white, the 3 unit bathroom module enters a clean, white and minimalistic universe ready to digest.
Vipp bathroom modules are available at Vipp Flagship Store
Breakfast is served with the new Vipp ceramics plate and coffee cup
Our photographer Anders Hviid is currently shooting the upcoming Vipp Annual Colour 2013. The countdown has begun to remove the camouflage and reveal next year's Vipp colour.
Now you can follow Vipp's official Pinterest profile and repin your favorites from the categories 'Kitchen', 'Bathroom', 'Collaborations', 'Colours' and many more....
Once again Vipp has been so lucky to get several meters of window along the main walking street in Brussels. The windows belong to one of our customers, the department store Inno, who allowed us to create 3 unique window displays. One of the windows feature the new dotted limited edition by Damien Hirst.
Belgian lifestyle magazine Sabato has featured a grand selection of Vipp art bins together with an interview with owner of Vipp, Jette Egelund.
iPhones were blitzing non-stop during our foodstyling lunch, but so were photographer Anders Hviid behind his lense in his photo studio. Here is the result of the day served, styled, shot and swallowed on the Vipp ceramics.
It was an easy choice finding the chef to take the scene in our live styling & cooking event. Given his extensive experience as chef, having followed his delicious blog www.weyoutheyate.com and reading his food articles in some of the best food & cooking magazines in Denmark, Mikkel Karstad was an obvious choice to take charge in the Vipp kitchen during the workshop.
Since 1995 Mikkel Karstad has explored the culinary world as chef in Michelin awarded restaurants including La Tante Claire in London, Era Ora in Copenhagen and as gastronomic advisor to Danish star chef Claus Meyer and in recent years as food writer and stylist. He has learned that in cooking there is more than whats meet the eye but that the eye nevertheless plays a key role in the meeting with food.
"My food genre is inspired by different cuisines, but with deep roots in the Nordic, the raw materials from the Nordic countries and seasons.
Through your eyes you get the first contact of a course, so styling of food and the way in which it is served is of extreme importance – if you get a good first impression, you also want to taste the food", Mikkel explains.
The key styling priciple for the workshop was to show all ingredients contained in each recipe. Giving space and air to each ingredient makes the course more approachable and understandable.
After a lunch filled with delicious treats, the goodie bag had to contain a similar standard. So we had collected some of our favorites from the 'fine food' category.
Summerbird provided delicious queen puffs with liqourice, passion fruit and the original dark chocolate. Løv Organic keept us warm with their new blend Løv is Beautiful. Il Fornaio treated us with their Black Full Grain Rice, Organic Primitivo Bread, and their tomato sauce Polpa Di Pomodoro. Raw Bite gave us their award winning raw food bar, Mill & Mortar their salt and honey coated almonds and Vitamin Well their key source for daily vitamins. Finally, Estate Coffee added our favorite beans Tres Flores to the goodie bag.
Two days ago, the Vipp flagship store in Copenhagen was turned into a culinary workshop where cooking and styling were the main ingredients. 40 journalists and bloggers from Denmark and abroad were invited to explore all of their senses during a Nordic autumn lunch prepared, cooked and styled by chef Mikkel Karstad.
Since 1995 Mikkel Karstad has explored the culinary world as chef in La Tante Claire in London, 3 stars in Guide Michelin, as chef at restaurant Era Ora, 1 star in Guide Michelin, as gastronomic advisor to Claus Meyer and in recent years as food writer and stylist. For two hours Mikkel delighted us with culinary treats from the Nordic cuisine including Danish squid and pumpkin soup, oysters, tartare on rye bread, salt baked sellery with mushrooms and finally baked plums with vanilla icecream and soft caramel. After each serving he presented his take on how to style the recipe and invited the guests to do the same in in our pop-up photo studio run photographer Anders Hviid.
Anders Hviid's experience within the food & living category has taken him from rural Italy to Danish Noma. We also invited all guests to capture the styling with own phones.
Here are some of our snapshots from a very inspiring day with the perfect setting of a rainy fall day in Copenhagen.
Marie Ambeck, Denmark. Congratulations! Stay tuned for more competitions on our blog and facebook.
We just received these images from a customer, who has taken full use of her Vipp 'Rising Red' products in her orangery.
The outdoor kitchen is equipped with a 30 liters pedal bin, a soap dispenser, a dishwashing brush, towels, and a broom and dustpan set from Vipp.
The internatinally renowned artist Damien Hirst has created a limited edition of the Vipp bin exclusively for Astrup Fearnley Museet.
When Danish craftsman Holger Nielsen created the pedal bin in 1939 it was only intended for his wife’s hairdressing salon. Since then, the small waste bin has been on quite a journey and is now entering the colourful world of the internationally renowned artist Damien Hirst. An exclusive and limited collection will be presented at the opening of Astrup Fearnley Museet in Oslo on the 29th of September. The museum is designed by the architect Renzo Piano and will house some of today’s most important contemporary artists.
Damien Hirst is one of today’s most successful living artist and throughout his career he has won several prestigious prizes incl. the Turner Prize. Damien Hirst became famous for challenging the art world up through the 80’s and 90’s and his controversial works has been discussed by professionals all over the world. One of Damien Hirst’s most discussed pieces, is the “spot painting”, which is created by rows of randomly coloured circles. This is the also the piece of art, which has inspired Damien Hirst in the interpretation of the Vipp bin.
“I’ve always loved colour, playing with colour, moving colours around. Designing a Vipp bin using spots makes the Vipp bin joyful“– Damien Hirst.
A limited number of bins will be sold exclusively from the Astrup Fearnley Museet. Price 3400NOK
Astrup Fearnley Museet
Albert Nordengen plass 2
0125 Oslo, Norway
We kicked off Dutch Design Week with a party in SPRMRKT to celebrate the opening of the 'As Good As New' shop filled with vintage furniture and the limited edition Vipp series specially customized for SPRMRKT.
More than 100 persons participated in our lottery to win one of the limited edition pedal bins. And the lucky winner was very happy.
A limited edition of customized vintage Vipp pedal bins will be available in the ‘As Good As New’ pop-up shop in one of Amsterdam’s coolest fashion- and vintage stores SPRMRKT. This collaboration is kick starting Dutch Design Week with brand new second hand design.
Under the motto ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’, Vipp collaborated with the new Dutch furniture brand As Good As New to create a pop-up store in SPRMRKT displaying a recycled home where you find the limited edition series of vintage Vipp bins together with a selection of vintage sofas, chairs and lamps all turned ‘As Good As New’ with a environmentally friendly, grey powder coating. Behind the 'As Good As New' furniture concept is Dutch agency Gummo in collaboration with Krimpex Coating Systems and I29 Interior Architects who has realized the installation of the shop in SPRMRKT.
"Everything in SPRMRKT’s recycled home is covered in a mat, dark grey nuance, which gives the little shop a highly conceptual look with arty vintage furniture mixing in perfectly in SPRMRKT’s high-fashion universe. " - Nelleke Strijkers, owner of SPRMRKT.
The Vipp pedal bin is an object dating back to 1939 when it was created for a hairdressing salon. It soon became an indispensable object in Danish clinics due to its practical pedal-operated function, its ears for easy transport and wide foot granting it stability. “Today, my father’s bin has conquered the heart of design enthusiasts worldwide and this collaboration with SPRMRKT is a way of showing that even a vintage bin, perhaps dating back to the 60’s, can be ‘as good as new’ due to its robust design in solid materials”, says Jette Egelund, owner of Vipp and daughter of Holger Nielsen, creator of the Vipp bin.
The ‘As Good As New’ Vipp limited edition starts from 250 eur. Sold exclusively in SPRMRKT from September 20th
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Congratulations Anette Carlson from Sweden who is the winner of the new Vipp bathroom tap made in solid brushed stainless steel. Thanks to everyone who participated - stay tuned for more competitions.
Join us in Amsterdam in SPRMRKT on Sept. 20th One of Amsterdam’s coolest fashion- and vintage stores SPRMRKT is kick starting Dutch Design Week with the opening of a pop-up shop with brand new second hand furniture. A limited edition of customized vintage Vipp pedal bins will be available in the ‘As Good As New’ shop.
The iconic Vipp pedal bin is now available in a limited edition for SMETS created by Belgian artist Jean-Luc Moerman known for his application of tattoo art and explosive colour universe.
When Danish craftsman Holger Nielsen created the pedal bin in 1939 it was only intended for his wife’s haidressing salon. Since then, the small waste bin has been on quite a journey and is now entering the vivid world of Jean-Luc Moerman with 30 exclusive editions in two sizes. The limited edition collection will be presented in Smets during Design September Brussels.
For Jean-Luc Moerman this collaboration signifies a new chapter in his art project ‘Connectingthings’ describing the movement of interactivity with which he paints, design and intervene on multiple types of surfaces.
“The principle that drives my work is the continuity of the process, starting in my atelier and exits to reproduce itself on various surfaces – and this time on a Danish design icon, the Vipp pedal bin,” explains Jean-Luc Moerman
With a black and white tattoo on a multicoloured background, Jean-Luc Moerman is giving a 70-year old design object a highly contemporary twist. The 4 & 30 liter Vipp bin are available in Smets Premium Store Brussels and on www.smets.lu from September 13th.
Price: 4 liters 300 EUR, 30 liters 400 EUR
SMETS Premium Store Brussels
650 652 Chaussée de Louvain | B-1030 Bruxelles
The Swedish interior magazine Plaza visited us some month ago and now you can see the outcome of their photo shoot on 8 amazing pages!
Vipp is launching drinking glasses in two sizes. Together with the ceramicist Annemette Kissow Vipp is expanding its range of functional design for the kitchen with two sizes of drinking glasses that match the recently launched ceramics series. Each mug is mouth-blown and then polished by hand.
"Even though we are working with a new type of material and a different genre of traditional design, the principle about the material and the treatment thereof defining the form and thus removing all unnecessary decoration is a recurring theme in all of Vipp's products. This is regardless of whether we are manufacturing a glass mug or an entire kitchen," explains Morten Bo Jensen, chief designer of Vipp.
Vipp drinking glasses come in packs of two in the sizes 15cl or 33cl and are dishwasher-safe.
Smets invites you to a pre-release of the new Vipp limited edition ‘Tattooed Bin Collection’ customised by Jean-Luc Moerman exclusively for Smets. Join us for a cocktail on September 13th at 7 PM where you can meet the designer and the family behind the Danish design company Vipp.
Belgian artist Jean-Luc Moerman is known for his application of tattoo art and explosive colour universe. For Jean-Luc Moerman this collaboration signifies a new chapter in his art project ‘Connectingthings’ describing the movement of interactivity with which he paints, design and intervene on multiple types of surfaces.
“The principle that drives my work is the continuity of the process, starting in my atelier and exits to reproduce itself on various surfaces – and this time on a Danish design icon, the Vipp pedal bin,” explains Jean-Luc Moerman.
We look forward to see you in Smets Premium Store Brussels on September 13th at 19h00.
September 7th - 11th Vipp will be exhibiting the entire collection of kitchen and bathroom products at the Now Design à Vivre fair at Maison & Objet in Paris.
Come and discover the new shelves, ceramics and glassware series as well as the new taps at hall 8 b 27.
September 13th, Vipp and the concept store SMETS in Brussels are launching a unique collaboration with a Belgian artist. For those of you who haven't been so lucky to visit the store yet - here are some highlights:
Smets originates in Luxembourg where Carine Smets set up the family business in 1986. Today, Smets boasts 25 boutiques and employs 148 people.
In December 2011, Smets Premium Store Brussles opened it's doors. Like the other Smets locations, it exudes a strong sense of personality. In Brussels, Estelle Benatar and Florent Cenni’s Zoom Architecture took on the architecture and interior design, creating a streamlined look in which function and aesthetics exist in perfect balance. The result is an inspiring backdrop and eclectic mix of fashion, design and art forms.
For more info go to www.smets.lu
We have a new exciting project coming up with our favourite Belgian concept store SMETS
Vipp & SMETS have invited a Belgian artist to create a limited edition collection of classic Vipp products. More info will follow soon....
Delivering a kitchen to the Danish Red Bull office requires some big tools
A 5 mm thick and 6 meter long table top in massive stainless steel aiming for 5th floor in the centre of Copenhagen required a very long crane.
Take a guess via Facebook http://www.facebook.com/#!/vipp.dk
We are very pleased with the award for Kitchen of The Year by Swedish Plaza Magazine. Thank you
If you haven't yet discovered the Vipp kitchen we hope you will here
When working with design the focus seems to always be on the finished object. But sometimes the process of making the object is equally fascinating.
One of our product engineers brought his camera to the factory, where the new Vipp ceramics are produced. Hand-casted in the finest quality porcelain with surfaces glazed on the inside and water polished by hand on the outside, each piece of ceramic is a result of a thorough process from which it obtains a soft surface with a matt look. Like the existing Vipp products, the ceramics distinct itself by its soft shapes interrupted by sharp lines in traditional white and grey.
“Even though we are working with a completely different material, the outcome carries the same DNA as when we process steel and aluminium – a product stripped to the bone with a minimalistic look where material and processing define the design ” explains Morten Bo Jensen, Chief Designer in Vipp
Windows in the Vipp Flagship Store are now boasting the new series of taps for the kitchen and bathroom.
The theme of the window is the technicalities of the two new taps.
Chief Designer in Vipp, Morten Bo Jensen, comments on the background for expanding Vipp's product family with kitchen and bathroom taps.
Name: Morten Bo Jensen
Job description: Chief designer since 2006
Product: Kitchen and bathroom taps
Why: We wanted to create a set of highly functional, high-quality taps with a simple design.
For: We have designed the taps to match most kitchens and bathrooms and, of course, Vipp’s own kitchen and bathroom modules.
Vipp is launching a kitchen and bathroom tap made of solid brushed stainless operated by means of a separate lever.
The taps’ technical finesses include a limescale-resistant aerator and a ceramic cartridge which, with a minimum of maintenance, together ensure a drip-free tap and an even flow even after many years of use. Both taps feature a swivel spout, and the kitchen tap also has a practical pull-out spray nozzle.
“Our starting point was to create a set of highly functional, high-quality taps with a simple design that would match most kitchens and bathrooms and, of course, Vipp’s own kitchen and bathroom modules,” says Vipp’s Senior Designer Morten Bo Jensen.
The tap collection is now in stores.
7 pieces of ceramics are unfolding a new chapter in the 70 year-old Vipp story.
Vipp is continuously adding new elements to its 70 years of experience within processing of steel, yet in the development of the Vipp ceramics collection Vipp has joined forces with a whole new field of craftsmanship. In collaboration with the Danish ceramicist Annemette Kissow Vipp has created a 7 piece collection consisting of a bowl, milk jug, egg ring, plate, espresso, coffee and tea cup.
“Since I met Annemette Kissow in 2005, I have admired her work, so it was an evident choice to team up with her when we decided to add a ceramics collection to Vipp’s kitchen concept”, says Jette Egelund, CEO and daughter of Holger Nielsen, creator of the Vipp pedal bin.
Like the existing Vipp products, the ceramics distinct itself by its soft shapes interrupted by sharp lines in traditional white and grey. Hand-casted in the finest quality porcelain with surfaces 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 matt look.
“Even though we are working with a completely different material, the outcome carries the same DNA as when we process steel and aluminium – a product stripped to the bone with a minimalistic look where material and processing define the design ” explains Morten Bo Jensen, Chief Designer in Vipp.
Vipp ceramics are now in stores
BLOG’NHAGEN is a meet-up of design bloggers from around Europe exploring the "best of" Copenhagen: the best bakery, hotel, restaurant, museum, shops.
The one day excursion included a visit to the Vipp Flagship Store.
Visit the Blogn'hagen blog
In celebration of Copenhagen Fashion Week, Vipp is dressing up for the occasion with a Trashion Week exhibition at Vipp Flagship Store.
On the catwalk you will experience the original Vipp trash can in couture from among others Christian Lacroix, Talbot Runhof and Annaïk Barbé.
The Vipp bin has previously been interpreted by fashion designers such as Ralph Lauren, Helena Christensen, Oscar De La Renta and Calvin Klein.
VIPP TRASHION WEEK EXHIBITION
Vipp Trashion Week exhibition will run from the 7th of August – 20th of August.
Vipp Flagship Store
Ny Østergade 34
Fashion Week is moving closer, have you decided what to wear?
We have difficulties deciding who to wear: Calvin Klein, Christian Lacroix, Ralph Lauren.... Stop by the Vipp flagship store on Monday to see our fashionable outfits!
Thanks for participating in our pop quiz. And the winners are...
Congratulations to the 15 winners: Lasse Skovsted, Nick Fray, Quennery Thibaud, Julie Norsk, Joerg Gerlach, Andy Sanderson, Mia Nini Nielsen, Lars Christian Østergreen, Anna-Sophie Lindstrøm, Sam Carlson, Patrik Hallengren, Susanne Kocher, Philip Holst, Edouard Lafargue, Simone Van Heiningen...who will receive a goodiebag from Vipp.
Here are the correct answers:
Vipp is celebrating the Olympic Games with the 'Re-United' Art Bin by Chilean artist Mauricio Clavero.
At the Olympic Games in London, the world is once again reunited. The Chilean artist Mauricio Clavero has created the art piece 'Re-United' - a Vipp pedal bin covered with 90 flags made out of Swarowski crystals. More than 70,000 crystals have been used in the creation of the bin, symbolizing a world coming together.
Re-United is a part of "The Louvre Collection" - a collection of 36 unique art works of Vipp bins and soap dispensers with Swarovski crystals installed at the Musée du Louvre. Nine Vipp soap dispensers depicting the metro systems of Tokyo, Paris, London, Copenhagen, Moscow, NY, Shanghai, Sao Paulo and Dehli with colourful crystals are also a part of 'The Louvre Collection'.
During the games, Vipp has reunited the four previous Annual Colours in green, red, blue and yellow with black in an interpretation of the Olympic Rings.
The Olympic Art Pieces from the Louvre Collection will be exhibited at Vipp Flagship Store in Copenhagen from July 23rd
Vipp Flagship Store
Ny Østergade 34
11 renowned, international bloggers payed a visit to the Vipp flagship store during the Blogn'hagen one-day event.
Win a colourful goodie bag from Vipp by answering our 6 question pop quiz. 15 goodie bags with Vipp design in green, red or blue are on stake. Winners will be contacted July 30th
One of our favourites is Disney’s “Enchanted”. In this clip a Vipp bin becomes friends with doves, mice and a princess. Click on the image below to see the clip.
German photographer Menno Aden has shot a series of Berlin interiors from an unconventional viewpoint: looking down from the ceiling. The Room Portraits include a bar, a classroom, a shoe shop, a supermarket, a car park and an apartment. Can you find the Vipp?
In each instance the camera was positioned in the centre of the ceiling to create an image that appears flattened and abstracted. Through challenging camera angles Menno Aden abstracts most familiar actual living environments and public interiors into flattened two-dimensional scale models.
If you didn’t get a hold of one of the 30 Vipp limited edition pedal bins designed by Kevin Lyons for colette, now you can get the free digital version for your desktop.
The most used trashcan in the world has turned funky with this free app that makes it possible to exchange your regular trashcan with a designer bin. New York artist Kevin Lyons’ signature monsters in colette’s classic blue colour are covering the digital bin.
Download it here
Vipp expands its product family with a minimal shelving system for the kitchen and bathroom. The Vipp shelf is made of a 3mm aluminum plate, stamped out and shaped into a U-form creating two shelf surfaces.
The shelf is mounted with an invisible bracket, providing a floating impression 8mm from the wall and fixed with thumbscrews in brushed stainless steel presenting a subtle detail in both the design and function of the shelf.
“We have given the shelf an indentation in its two surfaces and equipped them with a washable, silicone mat in order to protect glass and china. Traditional Vipp materials in white or black powder coated aluminum are used to produce the shelves to ensure a visual coherence with the Vipp kitchen and bathroom modules,” explains Chief
The Vipp shelves will be availble in stores from August in 2 sizes 50cm or 100 cm width, black or white.
Did you know that the original Vipp pedal bin actually got a little brother in 1967? The Hilton bin was created in 1967 in Holger Nielsen’s metal workshop and was given the name Hilton inspired by the famous skyscraper hotels and its roof-looking, swinging lid. The bin was one of Holger Nielsen’s bestsellers in the 70s.
The advertisement is from the late 1960s targeted towards the professional market who valued a fire-proof bin in workshops and factories etc. The Hilton went out of production after 20 years as Vipp started focusing more and more on the private market who preferred the original bin. However, it can still be found in Tivoli in Copenhagen consuming all the used tickets. Our engineer found one of the very first models in our warehouse, posing elegantly in his backyard.
On the 31st of May 2012 Vipp and Bo Bedre invited the readers of Bo Bedre to come and visit us in our Flagship Store in Copenhagen and hear the story about Vipp. One guest went home as the lucky winner of a Vipp laundry bin and everybody got a small bag of Vipp goodies and a lot of lovely food prepared in the newly launched Vipp kitchen. More info on http://bobedre.dk/blog/redaktionens-blog/laeserarrangemenent-hos-vipp
For the next couple of weeks, Vipp is delighted to be exhibited in Galeria Inno's windows in Bruxelles.
Selected stores in Copenhagen's Grønnegade-kvarter invites you for a shopping night with drinks and discounts
The summer has come to Denmark. This means long, bright summer nights with lots of barbecue. This is Vipp's version. Hungry?
Transforming the most used trashcan in the world into a cool widget, prooved to be an award winning success. The digital Vipp bin for the desktop has just won a gold award in the category CCA 2012/Digital/Brand driven apps and utilities.
Vipp congratulates Retail Design Blog with its one years anniversary. At the same time we wish to thank you for sharing our Flagship store with your readers.
Click on the picture below to visit Retail Design Blog.
The dog Cora has replaced her basket with a bin.
If you have some interesting input for alternative uses of your Vipp products, feel free to share on our facebook page
Copenhagen is currently being hyped as Europe's greenest city. Vipp's hometown is the source of inspiration for this year's Annual Colour - Copenhagen Green.
“If you want to understand why Copenhagen is Europe’s greenest city, make your way to Dronning Louise's Bro (Queen Louise's bridge) in downtown Copenhagen during morning rush hour. An estimated 35,000 bicycle commuters stream across this bridge every day, making it one of the busiest cycling spots in the western world.” - Gabi Mocatta, Lonely Planet, BBC News
“Recently named Europe’s coolest green city by the Ecologist magazine, Copenhagen is a showcase of climate-friendly Denmark. It is a place of environmentally-conscious transport, organic restaurants, carbon neutral beers, eco-shopping, enviro-hotels and green spaces to revel in – all right in the heart of the capital.” - Cathy Strongman, The Guardian UK
The Vipp Annual Colour 2012 is a celebration of Copenhagen's many shades of green. Discover the green collection here
Find your Vipp store here
Evidently, covering a trash can with blue monsters turned out to be a success. At least all of the 30 limited edition Vipp pedal bins designed by New York-based artist Kevin Lyons, has been sold from our favorite concept store in Paris.
We hope that all the 30 owners are happy with their new art-object. Thanks to Kevin Lyons & colette for this collaboration
Decorating and home décor specialist Karl Lohnes featured the Vipp 15 bin in this year’s color – Copenhagen Green – in a segment on CTV’s morning tv-show Canada AM on March 28th.
Watch Karl talk about the Vipp bin in his segment on housekeeping with style. We thank you, Karl.
On a sunny monday in January writer Henrietta Thompson met chief designer Morten Bo Jensen for a talk in our Flagship Store in Copenhagen.
"Pedal pusher - The driving ambition of Danish company Vipp means you can now match your kitchen to your bin" - this is how Vipp is introduced in the April issue of Wallpaper. An issue very dear to us. You surely understand why :-)
Making of the Vipp advertising campaign 2012 involved a lot of string, a latter, water, soap bubbles, a couple of baguettes and salt & pepper. Making the Vipp universe appear weightless proved quite the challenge. But we love the result.
Vipps annual colour “Copenhagen Green” is hitting stores across Europe right now. Here are green impressions from some of our partners.
On this year’s Ambiente Fair in Frankfurt something special happened! The Royal Danish Court chose Vipp as one of the Danish exhibitors who had the great pleasure to welcome HRH Princess Benedikte of Denmark.
The princess was very interested in each and every of our products. Here she takes a closer look at the Vipp bread bin. Finally Princess Benedikte received a mini Vipp bin for her art collection. What a great day!
One of the world's finest food critics, Bruno Verjus, has fallen in love with the Vipp pepper mill. That is what he states on his blog FoodIntelligence.
In his blogpost 'Connaisez-vous Vipp?' he explains how he uses a black, white and red pepper grinder for respecitively a Sarawak black pepper, a né bianco né nero di Sarawak varietale Kuching pepper, and finally a Nepalese pepper with a hint of citrus and grapefruit.
The Vipp story takes its point of departure in the professional market, therefore we always love when professional enthusiasts choose Vipp products because of its functionlity.
You can learn more about the Vipp pepper grinder here
The German high end interior magazine Casamia has selected the Vipp Flagship Store in Copenhagen as one of the leading top ten stores worldwide in its January 2012 edition. This we are very proud of!
The team behind the German blog "die Möbelfreunde" is making a comparison, which we are very proud of.
Take a look at the blog here and find the iPhone!
We just returned from a great couple of days in Paris, where Vipp launched the limited edition bin created by artist Kevin Lyons. Paris was summing with people and great design with the kick-off of Paris Design Week and Men's Fashion Week.
The Vipp Annual Colour 2012 is a tribute to Copenhagen. The hometown of Vipp is characterized by its many shades of green in the cityscape of historical architecture with oxidized copper roofs and statues overlooking countless small, evergreen city oases. We celebrate Copenhagen as it is the home of the very first Vipp flagship store opening December 2011.
The Danish capital is the source of inspiration for the Vipp Annual Colour 2012 where the Vipp collection is infused with a touch of Copenhagen in a unique green colour – we call it Copenhagen Green. The collection is available in shops from February 2012.
1249 DKK, 1499 NOK, 1559 SEK, 165 EUR, 145 GBP, 249 CHF
Pedal bin, 4 Litre
1599 DKK, 1799 NOK, 1999 SEK, 209 EUR, 175 GBP, 305 CHF
Pedal bin, 14 Litre
2099 DKK, 2249 NOK, 2599 SEK, 275 EUR, 235 GBP, 379 CHF
Laundry basket, 75 Litre
3099 DKK, 3399 NOK, 4099 SEK, 415 EUR, 355 GBP, 649 CHF
549 DKK, 649 NOK, 699 SEK, 69 EUR, 60 GBP, 99 CHF
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The iconic Vipp pedal bin is now available in a limited edition for colette created by artist Kevin Lyons. The Danish, design classic is revitalized by Kevin Lyon’s small, signature monsters in colette’s classic blue colour.
When Danish craftsman Holger Nielsen created the pedal bin in 1939 it was only intended for his wife’s haidressing salon. Since then, the small waste bin has been on quite a journey and is now enteringthe vivid coletteuniverse with 30 exclusive editions by New York-based artist Kevin Lyons, well known for his extensive collaboration with colette. As a creative director, designer and illustrator Kevin Lyons has shaped international sport- and fashion brands. In 2001, Kevin was named to "The Top Forty Designers Under Thirty" by ID Magazine.
“I love to imagine my little blue monsters running wild through colette each night. Dancing, playing really loud music, snacking at the water Bar, reading fashion magazines. They yell and giggle in French and eat baguettes and party all night long. It's a pleasure to get to collaborate with a shop that would allow such a party each and every night!” – Kevin Lyons.
The 14 liter Vipp bin is available with a splash of blue monsters from January 19th only in colette and www.colette.fr. Price 300 EUR
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Vipp has always been known for its exploration of the colour palette. Each year the Vipp collection is given a splash of new colour. Pantone just awarded 'Tangerine Red' as 'PANTONE 2012 colour of the year'. It could have been called Vipp Rising Red - the Vipp annual colour of 2011.
Looking back over the past couple of years, we see a remarkable coherence between the Vipp Annual colours and the following Pantone awards of colour of the year.
The classic Vipp pedal bin has been on quite a journey since its birth in 1939. Now the design icon gets its very own flagship store in the heart of Copenhagen.
On the 1st of December 2011 the first Vipp flagship store officially opened its doors. 150 square meters showcase the entire Vipp collection ranging from the classic bins to the newest product development – a complete range of Vipp kitchen and bathroom modules.
“Vipp is a company rooted in craftsmanship and we wanted to create a flagship store concept that reflected this. So we decided to approach the store as if it was a development of a new Vipp product - unique through its function, choice of materials and with a simplistic design idiom. We were very inspired by the building itself dating back to 1908. The classic, listed building provides a setting in sharp contrast to a highly contemporary design store. The material palette was extremely important to us. The store is a fusion of traditional carpentry and masonry infused with a modern concrete floor and small architectural details.” – Chief Designer Morten Bo Jensen.
Vipp Flagship Store
Ny Østergade 34
DK - 1001 Copenhagen K
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in The Netherlands and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.
On Movember 1st, guys register at Movember.com with a clean-shaven face and then for the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Vipp is together with other Movember Mo Bros raising funds by seeking out sponsorship for our Mo-growing efforts here. Even the Vipp bin is growing a moustache. The bin is designed by the French designer Inga Sempe.
See all winners at: http://blog.pentawards.org/?cat=11
Jette Egelund, owner of Vipp and daughter of Vipp's founder, talks about taking over her father's small metal factory and turning the company into a international success.
Listen to the interview here
"In a world where mediocrity is frequently the norm, it’s refreshing to find a company that rejects the usual rubbish and constantly seeks to deliver something better". - David Mellonie, Design Institue of Australia.
We want to share this article with you written by David Mellonie from Design Institute Australia. Despite being on opposite poles we agree on what constitutes good design.
Form follows function in one of the world's design icons
In a world where mediocrity is frequently the norm, it’s refreshing to find a company that rejects the usual rubbish and constantly seeks to deliver something better.
In fact rubbish is something that Danish design company Vipp has built an international reputation upon – and in particular, the receptacles used to store it.
Vipp’s metal pedal bin is instantly recognisable as one of the outstanding design icons of the twenty-first century: a triumph of the ‘form follows function’ design philosophy pioneered by turn-of-the-century skyscraper architect Louis Sullivan and embraced by other designers including Adolf Loos (‘Ornament is crime’), Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe and Walter Groupius.
Originally designed by Danish designer Holger Nielsen in 1939 for his wife’s hairdressing salon, the Vipp rubbish bin’s sturdy practicality and visual simplicity quickly found a market in various business professions.
According to Vipp, Neilsen’s pedal bin was ‘not designed in the strict traditional sense, but got its visual expression in response to a series of functional criteria: a large foot so it is stable; a domed steel lid on top which is easy to clean; ears on the side of the body so it is easy to move around, and a rubber ring at the base to protect the floor.’
‘Good design never goes out of fashion’ Neilsen used to claim, but his youngest daughter Jette Egelund initially found the going tough when she tried promoting the Vipp bin to a wider domestic audience after Neilsen’s death.
Her perseverance paid off however when designer chains like The Conran Shop ordered Vipp bins for its London and Paris stores, and Egelund knew she was on the right track.
The original bin is now available in five sizes and has been only slightly changed since its inception, as well as being accepted into the MoMA architecture and design collection in New York in November 2009.
As further testament to its design credentials, modern designers and celebrities like Philippe Starck, Ron Arad, Calvin Klein, Bono, Ralph Lauren, Christian Lacroix, Agnes B and Karim Rashid have created special ‘art auction’ versions of the Vipp pedal bins to raise money for charity, as shown in our picture gallery.
From the original pedal bin to its current website, everything about Vipp’s approach emanates sleek professionalism: clear, simple, functional, user-friendly and inspirational.
You can even download a free Vipp rubbish bin desktop icon to replace the conventional one on your computer, and read an interesting interview about Vipp’s design DNA philosophy with its Chief Designer, 27 year-old Morten Bo Jensen.
Clever design, clever marketing, clever company.
Source: Design Institute of Australia
The digital Vipp bin has conquered the blogosphere. NotCot, MocoLoco, FastCo Design, DesignNotes and Marie Claire Maison are some of the sites that are spreading the word of how to dispose of your trash in a new stylish way.
The Vipp desktop icon has been installed on more than 6000 computers worldwide. It can also be yours - click here to download
The Danish design icon initially made for a hairdressing salon in 1939 is now entering the digital world, so design enthusiasts can enjoy the Vipp experience while working in front of a screen. Download your Vipp desktop icon on our frontpage.
Download your Vipp desktop icon here
Vipp enters Centre Court together with other Danish design icons at this year's Danish WTA tournament ’e-Boks Sony Ericson Open’ from 4th -12th of June.
With the objective of decorating a beautiful tennis arena together with other Danish design brands, Vipp has entered a partnership with Nordic Sports Group, who are arranging the WTA-tournament e-Boks Sony Ericsson Open in Farum Arena. Following the success from last year, from Saturday you will again experience the tennis players and judge sitting in white leather Swans from Fritz Hansen, while the classic Vipp bin is at service for the player's empty bottles. Even the towels used during the matches are Danish design from Vipp. The VIP lounge is decorated with Fritz Hansen furniture and porcelain from Royal Copenhagen.
”We are thrilled that the Vipp bin can fulfill its purpose while beautifying the tennis arena together with other design icons,” - Sofie Egelund, Head of PR & Communication in Vipp.
Picture credits: NSG
"It is always a fun challenge to make window exhibitions in top design stores around the world. Designing this creative space viewed by so many people passing by each day is a way to stretch your imagination and challenge the assumptions of how a functional product is normally displayed. Recently I did a window exhibition, I hung eighty Vipp dishwashing brushes from the ceiling."
- Mette B. Andersen, Visual Merchandiser in Vipp
These creative minds created unique Vipp design for the Michael Stich Foundation:
Christian and Michael Sieger, Doris Dörrie, Franziska van Almsick, Frauke Ludowig, Hadi Teherani, Hubertus Jonas, Kuball & Kempe, Lola Paltinger, Michael Koenig, Michael Michalsky, Nena, Nils Holger Moormann, Nina Ruge, Talbot Runhof, Tim Mälzer, Ulrike Folkerts in collaboration with the artist Katharina Schnitzler and finally Verena Bentele.
The auction raised more than 10,000 € for the Michael Stich Foundation. The auction was conducted with kind support of the auction house Lauritz.com.