A MODERN ESCAPE 

By Mikal Strøm

 

The shelter that facilitates nature escape.

Vipp shelter

Traditionally, when designing a building, an architect considers the environment and placement when drawing the building. Morten Bo Jensen, the chief designer at Vipp is not an architect, he is a product designer, so he designs the shelter, you decide where to put it.

 

Vipp shelter

The definition of a shelter is “basic architectural structure or building that provides protection from the local environment.”

 

A shelter in its original sense has connotations of basic living serving a merely functional purpose and attending to our primal need of having a roof over our head. The starting point of the Vipp shelter is going back to basics; back to nature with basic functions defining a dense, compact space yet with a clear aesthetic coherence and use of solid materials. In this way, the shelter becomes a tool that facilitates a nature escape.

 

Vipp shelter

According to Morten Bo Jensen, the biggest difference between this getaway compared to anything else on the market is the fact that he is not an architect. The shelter is conceived more like a product than a piece of architecture that melds seamlessly with its surroundings.

 

Vipp shelter