Trash Can Couture. German Fashion Label Lever Dresses Up Vipp Bins.

The Danish design company Vipp, best known for the iconic Vipp pedal bin created in 1939, is presenting eight unique art bins dressed in couture made by German fashion label Lever Couture.

I have placed Lever fashions by designer Lessja Verlingieri from her last few collections alongside the special Vipp pedal bins so you can see the design influence.

1400 meters of fabric processed by skillful hands in around 400 working hours transform Vipp pedal bins into amazing Trashion Bins.

“Of course it was a creative challenge to design couture for bins instead of people. But in the fun process I actually could not tell the difference, because after all, the Vipp pedal bins have a great shape and they are the stars among pedal bins”, Lessja Verlingieri.

Watch the behind the scenes video of Lessja working:

The Vipp Trashion Bins are available for purchase from the Vipp Flagship Store in Copenhagen.

Price range:
3500 - 5000 Euro ($4500 - $6450 USD)

separate images courtesy of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week (Germany), LEVER COUTURE and Vipp


Kompani said...

The cloths obviously make the models feel miserable, judging by their facial features, so using them to improve rubbish bins is a good idea. It's a thought.

andrea de flaviis said...

The concept could have been interesting if fashion designers were put into a team with product designers... as they are, most results are absolutely impractical and not even good looking. Quite the contrary of recycle, I mostly see a waste of cloth.

Amos said...

This is cool!

C'mon people, it's only a dollar.