Armour pink kitchen and pedal bin in an artist's studio

Street artist André Saraiva covers Vipp homeware in graffiti

Dezeen promotion: Danish homeware brand Vipp and French artist André Saraiva have collaborated to create Amour, a limited-edition bin and kitchen island covered with graffiti artwork.

Vipp commissioned Saraiva as part of the brand's Blank Canvas project, in which artists are invited to create new editions of the classic Vipp pedal bin. The Amour edition is the first to include Vipp's steel kitchen.

Armour pink kitchen and pedal bin in an artist's studio with spray paint cans scattered
The Amour pedal bin is decorated in Saraiva's signature graffiti stick figures

The original Vipp pedal bin has a minimalist design, created by Vipp founder Holger Nielsen in 1939.

Saraiva translated his art style onto the bin and kitchen by using his signature colour pink and spray-painted street art.

"In the early 90s my style revolved around layers of vivid and playful colours, but pink has always been my favourite," said Saraiva.

Andre Saraiva sitting on the Armour pink kitchen in the artist's studio
Saraiva is the first artist to makeover a Vipp kitchen

Doubling as a piece of art and a functional product, Amour adds vibrance and playfulness to kitchens.

"I wanted to give a bit of life to the bin, the object that sometimes gets forgotten in the kitchen," said the artist.

"This collaboration is a celebration of all the love that takes place in a kitchen. The love for food, for cooking and sharing it with your loved ones, and the leftovers go into the bin!"

The design of the bin was initially created for Saraiva's hotel chain, Hotel Amour, which is how the edition got its name.

Andre Saraiva holding the Armour pink bin
The Amour pedal bin is an artistic, playful interpretation of Vipp's original model

Ideal gift for Valentine's Day, the Armour edition is available from 14 January online and in selected Vipp stores.

Vipp is a design brand based in Copenhagen, Denmark. The brand originated with the launch of the pedal bin and has grown to produce furniture, kitchens, lighting and home accessories.

Saraiva's street art is recognisable by a top-hatted stick figure, his alter-ego Mr. A, which he uses in place of a traditional tag name. His work has been displayed in museums and art galleries worldwide.

To learn more about the Amour edition, visit Vipp's website.

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