Vipp launches very untraditional hotel rooms, starting at 1,000 Euro per night

November 6, 2017 by  
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Danish design brand Vipp just launched its first two hotel rooms that promise the height of luxury design—starting at 1,000 Euros per night. The “very untraditional” hotel are centered on good design and not the typical hospitality experience, which means that in place of room service or a restaurant they’re banking on unique design experiences. The first two rooms of the Vipp hotel are located in a Swedish forest and atop Vipp’s Copenhagen headquarters, with many more planned for the future. While Vipp is best known for their sleek pedal-controlled trash bin, the design brand expanded into the hospitality business after they received a flood of requests to stay at their prototype Shelter, a prefabricated plug and play dwelling created in 2014. Starting this month, the metal-and-glass Vipp Shelter is available for booking and offers 55 square meters of modern cabin space on the forested shore of Sweden’s Lake Immeln. The second destination available is the 400-square-meter Vipp Loft, designed in collaboration with Danish architect David Thulstrup , that’s set above Vipp’s Copenhagen headquarters in an old paperprinting factory. The Vipp Shelter and Vipp Loft are both outfitted in Vipp home products, but have very different characters. Vipp Shelter, which the firm describes as a “battery-charging station for humans,” is clad in black with felt-lined walls, ceramic tile floor, and full-height glazing overlooking the lake. In contrast, the Vipp Loft is much more urbane, filled with light-toned wood, and decorated with vintage furnishings and contemporary art. A stay at the Vipp shelter is 1,000 euros per night, while the Vipp Loft starts at 2,000 euros per night. Related: The Vipp Shelter is a plug-and-play prefab home that can be placed just about anywhere “Our destinations all share the same goal; we want to invite people to experience firsthand our philosophy of good design in a place out of the ordinary,” says Kasper Egelund, CEO at Vipp. “Our ambition is to have a palette of destinations with rooms curated to people who seek a one-off design experience, or customers who want to try to live with the Vipp kitchen in a home-away-from-home setting. A Vipp kitchen is for life, but you can start with just a weekend.” VIP’s third room, the Chimney House, will open in early 2018 inside a historic water pumping station in northern Copenhagen . + Vipp

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Discarded textiles crocheted into brittle skeletal sculptures

November 6, 2017 by  
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Halloween may be well behind us but we’ll always make time for a bit of delightfully spooky art, especially if it involves recycled materials . Philadelphia-based artist Caitlin McCormack brings to life fantastic skeletal beasts in Lazarus Taxa, her new show of crocheted skeletons made of discarded textile materials coated in enamel paint. These beautifully intricate artworks are typically pinned against black velvet, like specimens. McCormack began crocheting skeletons as early as 2010 and uses a tiny hook to crochet each individual bone. While some skeletal creatures are created from her imagination, she’ll also often reference science books and make sketches to help flesh out an idea. To give the works their skeletal appearance, McCormack repeatedly dredges the crocheted form in a mixture of glue; the final hardened material is similar to brittle bone tissue. Related: Fragile Skeletons: Dynamic Animal Sculptures Made from Salvaged Driftwood Her new show, Lazarus Taxa, is titled after the term describing species that disappear and reappear from the fossil record. “In this body of work, McCormack explores how repressed memories come back as monstrous and warped versions of original events,” writes Paradigm Gallery + Studio , which will exhibit Lazarus Taxa from October 27 to December 9. “The series suggests the monstrosity that is produced when one attempts to forget and the festering of trauma that eventually returns.” Over 50 fiber sculptures will be represented, many entwined in a macabre tapestry of skeletal shapes. + Caitlin McCormack Via Colossal

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The Vipp Shelter is a plug-and-play prefab home that can be placed just about anywhere

March 20, 2015 by  
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Gigantic Eight-Foot-Tall VIPP Rubbish Bin Pops Up in Copenhagen!

June 27, 2013 by  
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