In Brief Series

01.15.2016

 UTEN.SILO

 

Designer: Dorothee Becker

Year: 1969

Materials: ABS, Nickel Plated metal

Production Method: Injection Moulding

 

Inspired by her father's multi-pocketed fabric storage system, Dorothee Becker has gone on to create her own design classic. Practical and beautiful Uten.Silo looked great in a workshop, office or home. But it wasn't an easy journey. To get the product to production stage, required, for the time, a staggering investment of $200,000. It was thanks to the belief and determination of Dorothee's husband Ingo Maurer, who invested the money into Uten.Silo putting his own business at risk. Majority of the funds have been used to produce a three tonne injection moulding tool. Unfortunately the oil crises meant that in the early 70's plastics were loosing their popularity and the product has been discontinued until 2002, when it was relaunched by Vitra.

 

 

 

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