WORDS Amelia Brown
Danish homeware retailer Vipp has created a 55-square-metre micro dwelling and “battery-charging station for humans”.
This factory-made, metal-and-glass structure is, to quote the creators, a “plug-and-play getaway” that comes filled with the company’s homeware. Known as the Shelter, it’s described as “neither a house nor a mobile home; rather […] a spacious, functional and liveable industrial object.”
Vipp has a steel legacy that dates back to 1939 with the invention of a pedal bin that is now part of MOMA’s collection. The company has gone on to create ranges of metal and ceramic homeware, with Shelter being its first residential offering. Other companies that have launched micro dwellings include Japanese cult stationers MUJI.
Shelter is a finished product inspired by large volume objects such as planes, ferries and submarines. And to make escape even easier, the interior – from hooks to towels – are inclusive. Every item is necessary and fit for purpose, evidence of Vipp’s philosophy of one, long-lasting, functional tool per category.
The Shelter retails for €580 000/$585 000 (approximately R8.7 million), which includes the interior but excludes delivery and installation. Delivery time is six months, with installation taking just three to five days.
For more information, visit vipp.com.