Morten Bo Jensen

Chief Designer at Vipp

September 2016
Vipp, a high-end producer of kitchen accessories, is moving into the furniture category. This year it has introduced a dining table with a steel frame and ceramic tabletop. “The Vipp table is a highly durable piece of furniture wrapped in a timeless and minimalistic aesthetic. Functional characteristics such as an acid-resistant ceramic tabletop and a simple yet characteristic steel frame with solid corners, rounded edges, and adjustable set-screws are founded in the classic Vipp industrial-design DNA”, says Jensen. The table frame is made of solid, powder-coated aluminium and is assembled with solid corner profiles.
“When we design a new product, it’s not only about making something new or different for that reason alone. The challenge lies in creating something better, something that will last and something that will add an extra element of joy to a simple everyday experience. With this table, we not only wanted to create a piece of furniture to match the aesthetic and functionality of the Vipp kitchen, we also felt that there was a need for a table where particular consideration has been given to making a table surface that will not be stained or ruined by hot objects that are placed on it. Using one large dry-pressed ceramic tile has made that possible. Although it matches our look, the table is not only made to fit the Vipp kitchen. We used one of our signature materials, powder-coated aluminium, to create a sturdy frame system that at once has an industrial appearance and adds a certain lightness by giving the tabletop a floating appearance. And signature Vipp set-screws in stainless steel make it possible to adjust the height of the table by +/-2 cm.