The Vipp Pedal bin - a classic from 1939 - has a lid made of stainless steel, which closes in a soft, silent movement by means of a damping mechanism. A rubber ring ensures an airtight seal. The body is made of powder-coated steel and hides a removable inner bin made of galvanized steel. A rubber ring at the bottom of the bucket protects sensitive surfaces.
Design: Holger Nielsen, 1939
Materials: Stainless steel, rubber
Size: 37 (H) x 30 (Ø) cm
Volume: 8 liters
Warranty: 10 years
In 1939 the Vipp Pedal bin on a remarkable journey. From Holger Nielsen's metal goods factory in the small Danish town of Randers to world-famous design shops and art museums.
The year is 1939. Holger Nielsen and Marie Axelsen have just married. Marie is a trained hairdresser and wants to open her own salon. She doesn't have a lot of money, so she asks her husband for help setting up the salon. Among other things, she would like a practical rubbish bin. After many days in the workshop, Holger Marie can use the pedal bin Vipp imagine - and she is thrilled.
The Vipp-Bucket is originally only intended for Marie. But some of the city's doctors and dentists are Marie's customers and believe that the bucket fits perfectly into her men's practices, not least because it is practical and very robust. That is why the pedal bin will soon be a permanent fixture in Danish practices.
“Good design never goes out of style,” Holger used to say. And time proved him right: the Vipp-Bucket has remained almost unchanged since it was first born in 1939. Today it is considered an international design classic, and in November 2009 it was accepted into the architecture and design collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA).