Graffiti was the first way in which artist André Saraiva made his mark on the world. André was born in Uppsala, Sweden, and grew up in Paris tagging his name on the neighbourhood walls. As an entrepreneur, André has created curated experiences and spaces, as well as founded hospitality ventures including the world-famous “Le Baron” nightclubs and boutique hotel group Hotel Amour. While André is a pioneer of hotels, restaurants, and nightlife, André has never put his spray can away.
‘I loved the pink bin in my Hotel Amour, and together with Vipp we decided to make a small collection out of it. I believe that street art is for everyone.’
The pedal bin was not designed in the strict traditional sense, but got its visual expression in response to a series of functional criteria; one being a pedal for a hands-free operation.
‘It is about eternal love. I wanted to give a bit of life to the bin, the object that sometimes gets forgotten in the kitchen. It ‘s maybe the element in the kitchen that we use the most. This tool deserves love.’
WHAT’S THE STORY BEHIND THE ARTWORK ON THE PINK BIN?