THE PERFECT AUTUMN HIDEAWAY: VIPP SHELTER IN SWEDEN

The Danish manufacturer VIPP has developed a worth seeing “Tiny Home”. On 55 square meters “The VIPP Shelter” offers everything you need and want to live within nature. The prototype of this design masterpiece is located in the Swedish woods at Lake Immeln and can be visited upon request. And after you’ve fallen in love with this place, you can also actually buy on of these minimalistic, all-furnished hideaways.

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THE ARCHITECTURE

Together with Architectural Solutions, a panoramic glass pane supplier based in Malmö, Sweden, Morten Bo Jensen, head of design at Vipp, and his team developed “Shelter” as a weekend home. “There is plenty of amazing architecture out there, but we wanted to conceive something different; an escape in the form of an object designed down to last detail, where the only choice left to the customer, is where to put it”, says the chief designer about the space.

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But first, let’s start with the facts. Weighing more than 50.000 pounds, the shelter comes as a two-part stainless steel construction on a plot of choice. After fixing the 10.000 screws to build the shelter, a spectacular 2.6 metre high and 11 metre long panoramic window, which was designed by PanoramaAH!, opens the view into nature. But even though it’s a design artwork, the VIPP shelter is driven by the ambition, that you go back to basics. Just as much as you need in architecture and furniture to enjoy the surroundings, no unnecessary frills needed.

THE INTERIOR

With minimalism at it’s best, they also curated a nice selection of interior details. Of course, the whole shelter is furnished with goods of the Danish manufacturer which is well-known for their high quality home goods for centuries – from the kitchen to the dining table to the iconic pedal bin. Even a custom-made flashlight was designed especially for this all black and grayish shelter.

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What we love even more about Vipp Shelter, is that there is a sustainable thought behind the whole design, as Morten Bo Jensen explains: “By locating the house in the deep deciduous woods, we are able to take advantage of the leaves as sun shading in the summer months. In the winter, when the trees lose their leaves, the building’s black exterior absorbs sunlight and with the fireplace, there is a reduction in fuel consumption”

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AND IF YOU WANT TO BUY ONE FOR YOURSELF?

First, you have to spend around 485.000 Euro to afford this beautiful masterpiece. But the good news: Future “Vipp Shelter” owners only have to take care of the necessary preliminary work on the construction site of their stainless steel dream. The Vipp team takes care of all further planning work and the subsequent furnishing of the fixed bed with specially made bed linen. But yes, those who want to start small can consider buying the beautiful goods for their own home first.

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More information about the shelter and bookings: vipp.com

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