Vipp Shel­ter

Lake Im­meln, Swe­den

Elle Decoration (South Africa) - - DISCOVER -

Dan­ish de­sign com­pany Vipp is known for pro­duc­ing high-qual­ity steel pieces with a mod­ern aes­thetic (its iconic 1939 pedal bin is cur­rently on dis­play at the Mu­seum of Mod­ern Art in New York City), and now it has taken things a step fur­ther with the Vipp Shel­ter – a 55m2 steel pod in­fused with the brand’s iden­tity. Func­tion­al­ity is key in this self-cater­ing cabin for two at

Lake Im­meln in Swe­den, whose pared-back de­sign was in­spired by large in­dus­trial steel cre­ations like sub­marines and planes that are stripped of all un­nec­es­sary fea­tures. The kitchen-cum-liv­ing area takes up the ma­jor­ity of the in­te­rior, em­pha­sis­ing its role as the nat­u­ral gath­er­ing point, and floor-to-ceil­ing slid­ing doors open up the space to the lake in front, blur­ring the lines be­tween in­side and out. A loft level en­com­passes a shielded-off bath­room and bed­room, where gen­er­ous sky­lights al­low for star-gaz­ing through the branches of trees while ly­ing in bed. From the lad­der and the mez­za­nine to the kitchen, bath and lamps, ev­ery­thing in the cabin is made by Vipp and fea­tures pre­dom­i­nantly dark tones so as not to dis­tract from the nat­u­ral sur­rounds. All of this com­bines to re­flect the brand’s ho­tel phi­los­o­phy of pre­sent­ing ‘tai­lored and cu­rated des­ti­na­tions that are out of the or­di­nary and filled with Vipp’s sig­na­ture take on de­sign’.

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