Photography by Anders Hviid
Since 1939, when Holger Nielsen crafted a practical pedal bin for his wife’s hairdressing salon, Vipp has specialized in manufacturing industrial objects or tools to improve everyday life. Their latest investment, the Vipp Shelter, is about all of these things, and more. Vipp’s CEO, Kasper Egelund, calls it ‘a battery-charging station for humans’ – a plug and play getaway that allows you to escape urban chaos in a 55m2 nature retreat, which marks quite a category jump from Vipp’s signature product.
Prefabricated north of Copenhagen with a production time of 6 months and 3-5 days of installation, the Vipp shelter is designed down to the last detail, where the only choice left to the customer is where to put it. The simple steel grid structurally supports the two-level space, where only the bathroom and bed loft is shielded from the main living space. Nature is omnipresent within the transparent shell, yet with a physical blindage in the form of parallel, sliding window frames that provide shelter from the forces of nature.