Design by Morten Bo Jensen.
The Vipp coffee table is a versatile table for the living room or bedroom. A design with three legs, making it easy to place them over each other.
The Vipp furniture is designed to meet the need for functional furniture for both the private and the professional market. An approach that entailed the use of an uncompromising choice of materials. The highly durable aluminum frame in combination with the wooden or marble top gives the table an industrial touch and aesthetic timelessness.
With the wooden version, the table top is glued in three elements, which further emphasizes the symmetry with the three legs. A beautiful detail is that the table top seems to float above the legs, because a notch has been incorporated under the top.
The table with a wooden top is an element of the VIP table that is a new step in the direction of more organic materials. as always with Vipp, the design is determined by functionality, durability and highly refined craftsmanship
The Vipp success 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 iconic 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 pedal 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 same characteristic Vipp materials, steel and rubber, thereby improving Vipp's more than 70-year tradition for excellent craftsmanship and durability.
Fun fact: Each hand-assembled bin consists of up to 42 components. One craftsperson can create six bins per hour ensuring quality that lasts.