Designed by Dorothee Becker, 1969
Dorothee Becker designed the practical Uten.Silo organiser in 1969, followed by a smaller version just a year later. The wall-mounted organiser helps keep odds and ends tidy in homes, offices and workshops. Uten.Silo is equipped with clips, hooks and containers of various shapes and sizes, providing practical storage space for all kinds of everyday objects and making it easier to find things. Uten.Silo is made of ABS plastic; hooks and clips are made of metal.
Size: Small - W52 x H68 x D6.5 cm
Material: ABS plastic
The first Uten.Silos went on the market in 1969 was an overwhelming success particularly in Europe and on the US market, where they sold under the name "Wall-All". Its genesis was something of a fortuitous event, as Becker herself describes: "In 1968, fired by the spirit of the 1968 civil rights movement, I designed a wooden toy consisting of a large piece of wood with geometrically shaped notches and matching elements."
The final Uten Silo was inspired by her own childhood and the time she spent in her father's drugstore and photoshop in Aschaffenburg, Germany. Dorothee remembered her sense of wonder at the countless drawers filled with fascinating things waiting to be discovered. There was also a toiletry bag made of waxed cotton cloth filled with pockets.