No, we haven’t turned into garbage collectors, fortunately, yet we did find some interesting designs of trash bins while browsing the Internet. Designed by Damien Hirst, the so-called Limited Edition Vipp Trash Bins are quite some eye catchers.
Having been presented at the opening of Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo, Norway, on the 29th of September, these pieces have quite an interesting history. The story starts back in 1939, as the Danish craftsman Holger Nielsen wanted to help his wife open her very own hairdressing saloon.
Apart from all the helping hand he gave to his wife, he ended designing and manufacturing a cool, convenient dustbin, which he named the Vipp pedal bin. The bin quickly became a “must have” throughout the Danish clinics.
The bin and its design are currently recognized as international design classics, having been recorded in the architecture and design collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York back in 2009. In addition, if you consider that Damien Hirst is one of the most acclaimed artists today, the value of the fixture increases dramatically.
His iconic spot painting, consisting of randomly colored circles forming rows and columns, is the theme of the bin. Furthermore, colors have always been Mr. Hirst’s pride and joy, thus the level of his expertise is truly stunning, yet very enjoyable.
Damien Hirst’s Vipp bins will reportedly be sold through the Astrup Fearnley Museum, each one priced at around $595.