Design, art and music have always been a huge part of my life. For several years between graduating as a fine artist and becoming a freelance design writer, I worked as a manager at a local theatre and music venue. Safe to say it looked nothing like the Vipp Garage.
Launched as part of this year’s 3daysofdesign, the Vipp Garage is the Danish brand’s new cultural hub. Located in my favourite part of Copenhagen, Islands Brygge, and set within a courtyard at their headquarters, it’s the latest addition to a growing portfolio of Vipp experiences.
Six years in the making, it was during the pandemic that plans to transform a neglected mid-century garage into a flexible events space finally began taking shape, with architects Frank Maali and Gemma Lalanda creating the perfect place to host exhibitions, talks, supper clubs and live music of every genre.
Combining old and new together, the buildings share a palette of materials, steel, concrete and glass. Inside, vaulted brick ceilings pay homage to Holger Nielsen who founded Vipp in 1939, while floor to ceiling glass walls flood the place with natural light and the original chimney acts as a focal point and fireplace.
Finally, the cherry on top, is the rooftop terrace with its little ‘greenhouse’ boasting a Vipp kitchen and views across the Copenhagen skyline, harbour and beyond.
Vipp celebrated the opening with an intimate supper club hosted by renowned chef Christian Puglisi alongside an art installation by interior designer, Julie Cloos Mølsgaard. Reimagining the dining table, a 5m wide Vipp table with customised chairs was set with beautiful tableware and a carefully curated array of art objects by Pettersen & Hein and Alexander Kirkeby.
“Vipp was founded in my grandfather’s metal workshop. And now we open a garage. Here, we park our wildest dreams about design, architecture, food, art, and music.”
Kasper Egelund, CEO and 3rd Generation Vipp Owner.
To find out more about the Vipp Garage, visit the Vipp website.
All images courtesy of Vipp.
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