Design by Holger Nielsen.
The iconic Vipp 17 pedal bin inside is made of stainless steel and equipped with a damper mechanism for a smooth closure of the lid and a rubber ring that guarantees an airtight closure. The housing is made of powder-coated steel and hides the removable, galvanized stainless steel inner box. A rubber ring on the bottom ensures that the floor is protected.
The warranty is 10 years.
Dimensions for the Vipp 17: height 72 cm. diameter 30 cm. Weight: 12 kg. Round waste bin. With handles, ventilation, soft-close and inner bin black. Indoor use only. Great design for kitchens, bathrooms and office spaces.
The original pedal bin from Holger Nielsen was not designed in the strict traditional sense, but took its shape during the design process: a large base for stability, a dome-shaped steel lid on the top that is easy to clean, handles on the side for easy handling to move, and a rubber ring on the foot 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.
Article number: 01704