The VIPP15 Pedal Bin now occupies a place in MOMA’s permanent collection, making it one of the most iconic pieces of design of its type, and an object which has set the agenda for bin design ever since. In placing a focus on function ahead of form, Nielsen’s bin has a 14-litre capacity and features a removable inner compartment bin, a lid that provides air-tight closure, and a smooth closing system.
This iteration of the Vipp Pedal Bin is made of powder-coated steel and is available in a series of simple colour-ways that allow the distinctive shape of the piece to take precedence, with the classical, upright nature of the bin making it well-suited to kitchens and workspaces. Including this instance, Vipp produces a number of different-sized pedal bins to fit all needs and settings.
In 1939, Vipp was founded by a skilled metalworker called Holger Nielsen, who crafted a pedal bin for his wife’s hair salon.
Over time, the iconic bin design and studio gained popularity in Denmark and remains a family-owned business to this day. Notably, in 2009, MoMA included the Vipp Pedal Bin in its prestigious design collection.