‘xylophone bin’ is the latest creation by dominic wilcox, designed for danish company vipp’s
charity auction event in new york. made from oak and steel the bin actually plays music.

wilcox explains how his design works:

when the pedal is pressed the lid opens, releasing a ball that travels down a spiral set of xylophone
steps around the bin. each time the ball hits a step, a note is played. the xylophone steps are cut
in increasing lengths so that the note gets lower as the ball travels to the bottom.

designers, artists and celebrities including bono and helena christensen were invited to customise their own vipp pedal bin for the event. the auction will raise money for chernobyl children’s project international and foodbank NYC. bins will be on display at the conran shop east 59th st, 1st ave from the 4th – 17th september, 2008. the auction will be held on the 18th of september.

'xylophone bin' by dominic wilcox the ball is inserted into the tube connected to the lid

'xylophone bin' by dominic wilcox

it then travels down the steps and is caught in a small tray

listen to the notes

more: http://www.dominicwilcox.com http://www.vipp.dk


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