Design by Holger Nielsen.
The iconic waste bin from designer and Vipp founder Holger Nielsen is now available in a limited special edition called "rubbish" which is made from 75% recycled material.
Made from wood scraps from Vipp's tabletop production and plastic waste, these are reprocessed and converted into a new Vipp signature fiber material that is used for the exterior of the Vipp waste bin. To minimize the use of steel, the bin's inner compartment is fitted with a metal ring for mounting garbage bags, replacing the standard galvanized inner bin.
The warranty is 10 years.
Dimensions Vipp 15 are: height 50 cm. diameter 28 cm. Weight: 8 kg. Round waste bin. Equipped with handles, ventilation and soft close system. For indoor use. Color : concrete/stone look. Suitable for kitchens, bathrooms and offices.
The original pedal bin (1939) by Holger Nielsen was not designed in the strict traditional sense, but took shape during the design process: a large foot for stability, a dome-shaped steel lid on the top that is easy to clean, handles on the sides so that it is easy to move, and a rubber ring at the base for floor protection.
The Vipp story begins on a spring Sunday in 1931 when the 17-year-old Holger Nielsen wins a car in a lottery at the local football stadium. Holger loves cars, but has no driver's license, so he decides to sell the car and invest in a metal lathe. This marks the start of the Holger metal factory, where a few years later he makes a product that will become famous all over the world: the Vipp pedal bin.
"A good design never goes out of fashion," said Holger. Time has proved him right; the Vipp trash has only marginally improved since it was born in 1939. Today, the trash can be recognized internationally as a design classic and in November 2009 it was even included in the architecture and design collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.
Holger and his wife, Marie's youngest daughter, Jette Egelund, decide to take over the company. So far the trash can has only been sold to the professional market, but Jette is convinced that it can also be sold to design enthusiasts around the world. Jette visits the best furniture and design stores in Scandinavia. After much time and determination, The Conran Shop finally orders the pendaal bucket for their London and Paris stores.
Today, Vipp is a third-generation family business. Jette is now assisted by her two children, Sofie and Kasper, who, together with a dedicated team of employees and with a growing range of products, continue to add to the special Vipp story. The original waste bin is available in five sizes and is accompanied with new bathroom and kitchen products. The new products are manufactured using the characteristic Vipp materials, steel and rubber, thereby improving Vipp's more than 70-year tradition for excellent craftsmanship and durability.