VIPP Details VIPP - White 4 Liter/1 Gallon Trash Bin. The year is 1939 - Holger Nielsen and Marie Axelsen have just married. A trained hairdresser, Marie decides to open her own salon. Money is tight so Marie asks her husband to help furnish the salon with, among other things, a practical trash bin. After spending many days laboring in his workshop, Holger is ready to show Marie his Vipp pedal bin – and she is delighted with the result. Originally, the Vipp bin was intended for Marie only. However, many wives of doctors and dentists have their hair done at Marie’s salon and find the Vipp bin perfect for their husbands’ clinics, particularly in light of its practical and sturdy design. Thus the pedal bin soon becomes a permanent feature of Danish clinics. “Good design never goes out of fashion,” Holger used to say. Time has proven him right; the Vipp bin has only been marginally improved since it saw the light of day back in 1939. Today the bin is internationally recognized as a design classic, and in November 2009 it was accepted into the architecture and design collection of The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. The Vipp pedal bin is made with a layer of stainless steel and equipped with a damper mechanism for smooth closing of the lid as well as a rubber ring that guarantees air-tight closure. The body is manufactured in powder-coated steel and hides the removable, galvanized steel inner bin. A rubber ring at the base ensures that sensitive surfaces are safeguarded. Customized bin liners available. Specs Who: Designed by Holger Nielsen, manufactured by VIPP . Materials: Stainless steel, rubber, powder coating. Specs: 10h x 8w x 8d (inches) Bin capacity is 4 liters/1 gallon.