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Old 09-09-2008, 10:17 AM   #1
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Bono to design Vipp bin for charity

One of the world's greatest singers, Irish Bono of U2, will now work with Danish design company Vipp, known for its design pedal bins.

Bono will design a Vipp pedal bin which will be auctioned off at a large scale charity event in New York. Danish supermodel Helena Christensen will host this event with Vipp. Apart from hosting the event, Helena Christensen will contribute with designs for Vipp bins herself.

"We are thrilled that Bono has said yes to participating in this. He is a great personality who will help get other artists and designers involved in our event, and this will help raise even more money for the organisations we are supporting", says Steen Breiner, head of PR and communication at Vipp.

Just a short while ago Vipp opened its American headquarters in New York, and this is the reason that the company has decided to arrange a charity event in the city. Helena Christensen who also lives in New York very quickly said yes to hosting the vent. The money raised at the charity auction will be donated to the poor of New York and to children still suffering from the 1986 disaster at the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl.

"We are actively involved with these organisations, Foodbank New York and Chernobyl Children's Project International, because they do important work. One out of every seven New Yorker needs support at some point due to the loss of a job and the like. As a local company it is important that we contribute and help here. And, once you have seen the conditions under which the forgotten children of Chernobyl live, it is impossible not to take action. On a commercial level we are obviously also using this as a platform to
how the Americans what a Vipp pedal bin is", says Steen Breiner.

Vipp is currently inviting other personalities to contribute with designs for the charity auction which will take place on September 18th in New York.

For further information, please contact:
Morten Øland
+45 32 64 03 17
mo@vipp.com
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I had to Google "pedal bin".
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Sept 18th NYC??????????? *THUD*
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I had to Google "pedal bin".
Yeah, what is it? I really have no idea.
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I had to Google "pedal bin".
same here, if they had just said trash can it would of explained things


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Ok, I have something like that underneath my kitchen sink.

Unfortunately, it wasn't designed by Bono.
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I assumed it was part of an electric guitar, and thought THAT is strange enough!!
I'll put this on my list of 'wants'.

Sweet picture!
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He'll be in the states for the womens conference this month, would he stop in NYC for this too?
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That's what I want to know. He is close to Helena. Hmmm. I don't work on Thursdays, maybe I'll take a trip up to NYC. I live in South Jersey.

Did anyone email for info, like where it is and what time?
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He'll be in the states for the womens conference this month, would he stop in NYC for this too?
JC, the conference is near the end of October tho.

But who knows... If anyone goes, I would think Ali would attend, as it benefits CCPI.
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What the hell? People need designer garbage cans now?
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That's weird.
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Didn't this info come out back in June? Somehow I remember it being posted in the fansites back then.

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But who knows... If anyone goes, I would think Ali would attend, as it benefits CCPI.


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What the hell? People need designer garbage cans now?
That's what I tought, too, but Bono is known for liking things that are a little strange.

Seriously, I hope he designs a lamp next, because I need one for my new appartment.
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That's what I tought, too, but Bono is known for liking things that are a little strange.

Seriously, I hope he designs a lamp next, because I need one for my new appartment.

I've been looking for a suitable table lamp too! Something along the lines of the following pic would be ideal....





But a dustbin designed by Bono, I'd definitely buy one!
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^ Haha I almost posted that pic for her too
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^^ Hmmm, I take the whole set, please.
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I'd rather have the lamp than a designer trash can!!
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Forget the lamp, I'll take the man in the pic.
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