Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Vipp + Merci

The story of the Vipp's pedal bin is an example of permanence in good design. This pedal bin, created in 1939, by Holger Nielsen, for his wife's hair saloon, was in the origin of the internationally recognized Danish design company Vipp. And in 2009 it was accepted into the architecture and design collection of The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. Today, the pedal bin continues to be very sought after, and as the iconic product that it is, it gets to be dressed, styled, painted and personalized by different artists and designers, for limited editions or charity purposes, that you can find on Vipp's Pinterest board Collaborations.
source: Vipp + Merci
On a previous post, about Merci opening it's web-shop, I shared the images of their paper bag as one of my favourite products. So you can imagine my excitement when I first learned, on Nordic Leaves blog, that the designers of the paper bag (the French design team bê-pôles) and Vipp had worked together for a limited edition of the pedal bin for Merci. I had to share it here!
image via Nordic Leaves
image via Nordic Leaves

By far my favourite collaboration...what do you think?


  1. It never fails to amaze me how timeless great design can be. Thanks for sharing the collabo board!

  2. My mum is in love with these bins for a long time but we still did not manage to purchase one. This just reminded me how great they look :)Thank you for sharing the news about collaboration of Vipp and different artists and designers.


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