Vipp Hotels opens its 5th one-room wonder at a destination out of the ordinary, a former pencil factory in Copenhagen. Located in the area of Islands Brygge, right across the bridge from the Copenhagen city centre, Vipp Pencil Case is nestled in a sunlit corner of the 1930s Bauhaus inspired building.
The ground floor apartment has undergone a one-year renovation by interior designer, Julie Cloos Mølsgaard. This involved turning both the open space kitchen and dining area, and the double bedroom and bathroom into a tactile haven that is ready to accommodate design-conscious visitors.
The space features a curated palette of natural shades that range from beige to warm grey. Floor-to-ceiling curtains by Kvadrat cover the factory-style vitrines and enhance the apartment’s overall feeling of warmth. The V1 kitchen from Vipp, also in warm grey, is fully equipped for the creation of a home-cooked meal to be enjoyed at the round Vipp Cabin table in solid oak and Jura stone.
From the factory’s very beginning, wood has been a recurring theme. The former factory used to be the home of Viking, the manufacturer of Denmark’s iconic yellow school pencils, and for a period it functioned as wooden flooring specialist Dinesen’s showroom. The Dinesen HeartOak planks are laid throughout in extraordinary dimensions to showcase their natural cracks that are preserved and locked with oak butterfly joints.
“Vipp Pencil Case is not your average hotel room. More like a studio or atelier it elicits an artistic ambience and holds a rare quietude in the heart of the Danish capital”, says Julie Cloos Mølsgaard.
An eclectic collection of artworks, mixed with furniture from Vipp’s furniture collection, invites guests to relax in comfort and quietly reflect while enjoying the beautiful surroundings. A Viking pencil allows for a moment of creativity and if not pleased with the outcome, the Vipp bin stands ready to dispose of it.
“Both the Viking pencil and the Vipp pedal bin represent two time-tested icons of Danish design. Two tools that have existed in almost a century without altering their original design,” says Jette Egelund, 2nd generation Vipp-owner.