Premium brand with long heritage
Sometimes winning the lottery leads to more than just temporary excitement. When Vipp founder Holger Nielsen won a car on his ticket to the local soccer stadium in 1932 it was the beginning of Vipp. He just did not know it. He sold the car, bought a metal press and few years later, when his wife Marie needed a bin for her hairdressing salon, he went to his one-man workshop and crafted what today is known as the Vipp pedal bin.
in 2019, Vipp celebrates its 80th anniversary. Holger could not have imagined that the pedal-controlled bin he designed in 1939 would eventually sow the seed for a full-blown design universe of accessories, furniture and kitchens.
We have used Vipp ourselves for 20 years
80 YEARS AGO
The pedal bin that started it all
The Vipp story begins in 1939 with a bin for Marie. Holger Nielsen, a young metalworker crafts a sturdy, pedal-controlled bin for his wife's salon. Over the next 50 years it becomes a permanent object in Danish clinics. Today, still family-driven and family-owned, Vipp has grown into a large portfolio of industrial design products developed from the functional philosophy of the pedal bin.
INGENUITY AND LONGEVITY
Sustainability in a nutshell
Vipp was born out of a need for functional tools in the professional market. Just like Holger Nielsen, who crafted the bin for Danish clinics, Vipp consider themselves as ‘tool builders’ measuring the quality of the tools on their long-term ability to provide better everyday experiences.
OLD FASHIONED COOL
They take pride in being untrendy
Trends and fashion is what eventually goes out of fashion. Therefore, Vipp intentionally avoid all changing fashions and trends, legitimising all Vipp products as long-term investments. There will never be a spring or fall collection, instead they offer products with staying power.
A major acknowledgement
In November 2009, the Vipp pedal bin is accepted into the permanent architecture and design collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA). 'It's a true humble masterpiece. The no-frills industrial aesthetic and efficient pedal exemplify good design', says Chay Costello, associate director of merchandising for MoMA.