The Amour Pedal bin, Vipp16
Vipp 'Amour' Bin
'I loved the pink bin in my Hotel Amour, and together with Vipp we decided to make a small collection out of it. I believe that street art is for everyone.'
Meet the artist
Graffiti was the first way in which artist André Saraiva made his mark on the world. André was born in Uppsala, Sweden, and grew up in Paris tagging his name on the neighbourhood walls. As an entrepreneur, André has created curated experiences and spaces, as well as founded hospitality ventures including the world-famous “Le Baron” nightclubs and boutique hotel group Hotel Amour. While André is a pioneer of hotels, restaurants, and nightlife, André has never put his spray can away.
WHAT'S THE STORY BEHIND THE ARTWORK ON THE PINK BIN?
'It is about eternal love. I wanted to give a bit of life to the bin, the object that sometimes gets forgotten in the kitchen. It 's maybe the element in the kitchen that we use the most. This tool deserves love.'
"Initially made for my hotel, naturally it got the title ‘The Amour Bin’. And the name resounds even more, when I learned that the 80-year-old bin is born out of a true love story." - André SaraivaRead the love story
Meet Mr. A
There was a significant turning point in the history of street art when André introduced a character into his graffiti - the cheerful, top-hatted stick figure, and now iconic Mr. A. As the first graffiti artist to paint a character in place of the traditional tag name, he quickly became known as Paris’ most active street artist. "Mr.A is my alter-ego, but he also represents everyone’s best friend and lover." - André Saraiva
The pedal bin was not designed in the strict traditional sense, but got its visual expression in response to a series of functional criteria; one being a pedal for a hands-free operation.
Holger Nielsen 1939, artwork by André Saraiva
Powder-coated steel, stainless steel, silicone. View care instructions
Ø x H x D: 30 x 62 x 36 cm (Ø measured by floor)
A 10-year warranty applies to bins purchased after 2008 and a two-year warranty to bins purchased before 2008.