Scandinavian Simplicity. A house tour of the Chief designer of Vipp, Morten Bo Jensen’s apartment within a former Viking-Pencil factory conversion in Brygge, Copenhagen.
Danish design brand Vipp are a well known company of style and quality, favouring the industrial and minimal. You may recognise their bins the most, a classic and timeless design. The chief designer of Vipp, Morten Bo Jensen, renovated this apartment as a ‘New York loft’ style family home for his girlfriend graphic designer Kristina May Olsen (www.weaream.dk) and children. Set in a former Viking-Pencil factory from the 1900’s, Copenhagen, this stunning and simplistic home filled with light and of course Vipp products.
“I feel fortunate to be living with furniture that I have designed myself. I have installed the Vipp kitchen island supplemented by 3 high cabinets that matches my old Vipp kitchen bin. The bathroom furniture as well as the accessories are also Vipp.” – Morten
“The apartment was stripped to the bone; I spent a great deal of time reflecting on how I want to live. My conclusion was quite simple; function and efficiency must be the starting point, both in the architecture, the interior and in the location. I am close to work, and the city. Being located here, I can minimize transport, use the city and thereby optimize my daily life with the family” .
“ The sense of living in an open space is reinforces by the big inflow of light, the sliding doors and the long Dinesen wooden planks crossing the entire main room. The room is a result of our reflections on how to optimize space most effectively. “This explains why we have chosen only sliding doors, a build-in space for fire wood, an integrated bookcase, closets and cabinets. In this way we liberate a lot of floor space which opens up the room.”
Images and quotes from Vipp