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Vitra Uten.Silo II Wall Organizer Small


Vitra Uten.Silo II Wall Organizer Small


     

Price: $395.00
Code: UTENSILO
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Vitra Uten.Silo Wall Organizer Small by Vitra 
Wall-Mounted Organizer for the Home or the Office
Small Size  

Designer: Dorothee Becker
Manufacturer: Vitra
Collection: Vitra Design Icons 

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This is the small edition of the Uten.Silo (Uten.Silo II) which measures 26.75"H x 20.5"W x 2.5"D. Need even more storage?  Uten.Silo is also available in a large size (Uten.Silo I).

The Uten.Silo (also known as the Utensilo or Uten Silo) was designed by notable German designer Dorothee Becker for Design M in Munich, West Germany, 1970.  Uten.Silo was initially called “Wall-All” and was put into production by Dorothee Becker’s husband, Ingo Maurer, who had a design company.  Ingo Maurer believed so much in the Uten.Silo that he invested $200,000 of the company’s money to get the production off the ground (adjusted for inflation, this was a huge amount in 1970). The majority of the investment went toward producing a metal injection mold that weighed over three tons.  The Uten.Silo became a huge success with many thousands of them sold throughout Europe, until plastics fell out of favor as a result of the oil crisis in the early ’70s. The Uten.Silo was discontinued until 2002, when the Vitra Design Museum reissued both the original 1969 version and a smaller one dating from 1970. This new Uten.Silo is made by Vitra in Europe under license of Dorothee Becker and Ingo Maurer. The Vitra Uten.Silo is available from Stardust with Free Shipping and a Low Price Guarantee

The Vitra Uten.Silo wall organizer is one of our favorite pieces of modern design furniture since it looks stunning and makes organizing easy and fun.  It successfully bridges the boundaries between function and design.  A beautiful and classic modern design icon with timeless appeal.  Uten.Silo can be used to keep your home or office organized: use it to tidy up your home office desktop space or keep your art supplies organized.  With containers of different shapes and sizes, metal hooks and clips, Uten.Silo brings order to offices, kitchens, workshops, bathrooms and children's rooms.  This wall organizer mounts to your wall with four screws (one in each corner).

Uten.Silo is one of the best-known plastic designs of the late 1960s. Today, this colorful wall tidy is a veritable design icon and a true-to-the-original version of the product has now been reissued by Vitra Design Museum. At the end of the 1960s, plastic was on its way to becoming one of the dominant design materials. In Italy, designers such as Joe Colombo and Vico Magistretti designed bright and cheerful furniture, luminaires and consumer goods for innovative manufacturers such as Artemide and Kartell. With Bofinger Chair and Panton Chair the first seats made entirely of plastic appeared. At the same time in Munich, Ingo Maurer, who had already attracted attention with his "Bulb" luminaire, launched a plastic wall tidy which created quite a stir ­ Uten.Silo. Uten.Silo was designed by Maurer's wife, Dorothee Becker. With its differently-shaped and sized pockets, metal hooks, and clips, Uten.Silo organizes offices, kitchens, bathrooms and children's rooms. The tension between industrial precision and playful variety between logical organization and humorous design makes Uten.Silo a highly functional design which also allows plastic to be put to a sensible use. Made of ABS plastic with metal hooks according to an original model following the original shape.

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Collection: Vitra
Vitra Product Code: 20129501, 20129502, 20129503
Material: ABS plastic, nickel-plated metal
Dimensions: 26 3/4"H x 20 1/2"W x 2 1/2"D
Weight: 16.65 lbs.
Shape: rectangular
Finish: glossy
Use: indoor, living room, dining room, bedroom, office
Product Category: furniture, organizers, office supplies
Style: modern
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