We have all probably heard the saying that, “Necessity is the mother of invention”. Well in 1939, a Danish craftsman named Holger Nielsen, out of necessity, designed the first pedal bin for his wife’s hair salon. Clearly, this invention has made its place in history and can now be seen almost everywhere.
We have certainly come a long way from necessity to art with this limited edition of the bin designed by internationally renowned English artist, Damien Hirst. The design for the Dotted Vipp Bin was an new interpretation of the “spot painting” a previous work from Damien Hirst. The Dotted Vipp Bin was presented at the opening of the Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo, Norway. These bins will be exclusively sold at the museum, but act quickly, only a limited number are available.
“I’ve always loved colour, playing with colour, moving colours around. Designing a Vipp bin using spots makes the Vipp bin joyful“– Damien Hirst.
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Posted by Michelle Lesser at 30 October, 2012