Beautiful Bins - Vipp

It all started in 1939 in Denmark when Holger Nielsen was asked by his wife to make a handy waste bin for her new hairdressing salon. This bin was the hit of the salon, and in no time Vipp bins were being ordered for professional businesses.

Holger Nielsen was a craftsman with a keen sense of aesthetics and quality: "Good design never goes out of fashion," he used to say. And time would prove him right; the Vipp bin has hardly changed in either design or materials since it was created in 1939. The only difference compared to the original version is the lid.

The lid was originally made of chromium-plated steel with a wavy look. However, in the late 1940s it became possible to draw metal, since then the lid has been manufactured in stainless steel, giving the bin the domed, smooth design we know today.

Vipp still manufactures its pedal bins in Denmark, just as it did back in 1939. The materials are also the same: stainless steel and rubber. Each Vipp bin consists of up to 42 components and is hand-assembled by skilled craftsmen. One employee can assemble six bins per hour - ensuring quality that lasts.

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