Vipp pedal bins have a quite interesting history. They were first designed and manufactured by a supportive husband and talented craftsman from Denmark, named Holger Nielsen. He wanted his wife to succeed in opening her own hairdressing salon back in the late 1930s. His active involvement and support for the business also included the creation of a very convenient dustbin with a pedal.
He called his creation the Vipp bin, and his design soon became so successful, that every clinic in the country had to have the new practical invention. Today the bin is internationally recognized as a classic design, and it even earned a place in the Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo, Norway.
If all this information is not yet enough to determine you to pay $595 on one bin, wait to see who decided to share some of his fame with the bins: famous artist Damien Hirst. His iconic dots pattern is now present on the Vipp bins, enhancing their classic appeal. They are now purchasable from the Astrup Fearnley Museum.