Vipp15

Pedal bin 14 L / 4 gal

This Vipp pedal bin is a 14 liter/ 4 gallon trash, and is the medium-sized bin in the Vipp range. The pedal bin is equipped with a removable inner bin, a lid that ensures air-tight closure, and a damper mechanism that provides smooth closing of the lid. A rubber ring at the base protects floors.

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USD 349.00

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Handsfree

The pedal bin was not designed in the strict traditional sense, but got its visual expression in response to a series of functional criteria; one being a pedal for a hands-free operation.

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All ears

Holger’s bin was born with a set of ears to ensure a mobile object easy to move around. 

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Our theory of evolution

In 1939, Holger Nielsen founded Vipp by designing a pedal bin that still looks very much the same today. It was not designed in the strict traditional sense, but got its visual expression in response to a series of functional criteria: A large foot for stability, a domed steel lid that is easy to clean, ears for easy transportation, and a rubber ring at the base for protection of the floor. If it works, why change it.

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Why is Vipp called Vipp?

We simply forgot to ask Holger, why he named it Vipp. In Danish, 'vippe' means 'to tilt'; it describes the movement of a bin lid when the foot pedal is pressed. You can tilt a lid and hence Vipp a lid. Vipp is a movement. At least that is our theory.

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It began as a love story

The year is 1939, and Marie has opened her own hairdressing salon. Her husband, Holger Nielsen, runs a modest workshop in the Danish town of Randers. Holger doesn’t know the word ‘design’, but as a metal smith, he knows what a quality tool is. With this in mind he makes a bin for his wife’s salon. One that works, and that very few people will ever wear out.

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The secret behind the silent closing

Equipped with a damper mechanism and a rubber ring, the air-tight closing is always silent.

Making of

Pedal to the metal

Every Vipp bin is hand assembled, just like they were in 1939. A lot of the tooling is still the same as it was in the old days; the press for punching out the shape of the lid is the same one that Holger used. Each bin is polished by hand and is oiled with a special cloth to prevent scratches on the lid. After almost 80 years of intensive testing, the product has stood the test of time.

Making of

Pedal to the metal

Every Vipp bin is hand assembled, just like they were in 1939. A lot of the tooling is still the same as it was in the old days; the press for punching out the shape of the lid is the same one that Holger used. Each bin is polished by hand and is oiled with a special cloth to prevent scratches on the lid. After almost 80 years of intensive testing, the product has stood the test of time.

Making of

Pedal to the metal

Every Vipp bin is hand assembled, just like they were in 1939. A lot of the tooling is still the same as it was in the old days; the press for punching out the shape of the lid is the same one that Holger used. Each bin is polished by hand and is oiled with a special cloth to prevent scratches on the lid. After almost 80 years of intensive testing, the product has stood the test of time.

Product details

Design

Holger Nielsen, 1939

Materials

Powder-coated steel, stainless steel, silicone. View care instructions

Dimensions

Ø x H x D: 30 x 52 x 36 cm (Ø measured by floor)

Volume

14 L 

Extended warranty

A 10-year warranty applies to bins purchased after 2008 and a two-year warranty to bins purchased before 2008.  

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From Marie to MoMA

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