Back in 1939, as an effort to help his hairdresser wife Mari Axelsen open her very own saloon because of money tight situation, Danish craftsman Holger Nielsen ended up not only furnishing the saloon, but also creating a delightful and convenient dustbin, the iconic Vipp pedal bin. Originally intended for Marie Axelsen, the very robust Vipp bin soon grew into a fixture on the Danish clinics. And, now the original waste bin’s design is recognized as an international design classic and was recorded in the architecture and design collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2009. This iconic waste bin has now landed into the colorful world of internationally renowned artist Damien Hirst, who has created an exclusive and limited edition Vipp bin, which will be presented at the opening of Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo, Norway, on 29th September.
Recognized as one of the today’s most successful living artist,
Hirst, who always loved colors, and lived life playing with colors and moving colors around, used the color spots to make the Vipp bin 'joyful'.
Notably, a limited number of Damien Hirst’s Vipp bins will also be sold exclusively from the Astrup Fearnley Museum at the price of around $595.
Speaking about designer dustbins, we have also earlier seen the gold-plated dustbin created by Swiss artist Sylvie Fleury, which presents a nexus between fine art, fashion, commodity, and luxury.