Now that travel is finally opening up again properly, how about this new destination in Copenhagen? Situated right across the bridge from the city centre, in a former industrial Harbour, Vipp has opened its 5th one-room-hotel. Located in a Bauhaus inspired building from the 1930s it’s charmingly and appropriately named the Vipp Pencil Case.
Take a Look
Nestled in a sunlit corner of the courtyard of the pencil factory, lies a small apartment on the ground floor. The space has recently been renovated by interior designer, Julie Cloos Mølsgaard, who has turned the open-plan kitchen and dining area, the double bedroom, and the bathroom into a stylish destination that is ready to accommodate design-conscious visitors.
The colour palette consists of natural shades that range from beige to warm grey, and the factory style windows are softened by floor-to ceiling curtains by Kvadrat. There’s a warm grey V1 kitchen from Vipp (of course), and a Vipp Cabin table in solid oak.
From the factory’s very beginning, wood has been a recurring theme. The former factory used to be the home of Viking, the manufacturer of the Danish iconic yellow school pencils. And for a period it functioned as wooden flooring specialist Dinesen’s showroom. The new solid wood floor is laid with wide wooden planks that are locked with butterfly joints of oak. The natural cracks are visible and celebrated.
“Vipp Pencil Case is not your average hotel room. More like a studio or atelier it elicits an artistic ambience and holds a rare quietude in the midst of the Danish capital”, says Julie Cloos Mølsgaard.
The icing on the cake is an eclectic array of art pieces mixed up with furniture from Vipp’s furniture collection. The entire space is calming and comfortable.
Vipp Pencil CaseVipp.com/hotel. Price for two nights is 1.000 EUR.Sturlasgade 12G DK-2300 Copenhagen Book Vipp Pencil Case at