Jason Miller for VIPP Charity Auction


Makers of the original pedal trash bin since 1939, danish design company Vipp teamed up with a select group of celebrities and artists—Bono, Michael Stipe and Todd Oldham to name a few—to design receptacles that will be sold for charity. On display through 17 September at The Conran Shop in Manhattan, we especially like Jason Miller's edition (pictured). He did away with the pedal. Instead, the trash can opens by utilizing a motion sensor. A red LED inside the bin emits a warm glow when open.

Hosted by Helena Christensen and VIPP, the celebrity and artist designed custom bins will be auctioned off to benefit Food Bank for New York City and the Chernobyl Children's Project International. The charity auction will take place at the Winston W&aumlchter Gallery in New York on Thursday, 18 September 2008.