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The storage Uten.Silo

Vitra

Born in 1969, Uten.Silo has always been so successful in deco and design shops. Practical, it adapts to children's rooms as well as artists' studios ...

Uten.Silo: what is it?

Created in Germany in 1969 by Dorothee Becker, uten.silo is a wall-mounted panel. Its receptacles of various shapes, its hooks and its metal clamps make it possible to store and hang small everyday objects. Called "Uten.Silo", it is made of a rigid rigid plastic of red, black and white, and exists in two dimensions.

Why this success?

In the 1960s, plastic is the subject of many experiments. The technique of injection molding is developed and allows to design objects made in one piece and produced in series. It was at this time that the first all-plastic chairs appeared. "Uten.Silo" will be made thanks to the husband of Dorothee Becker, the designer Ingo Maurer, who invests a large sum in the injection mold.

When the uten.silo accessory was introduced at the Frankfurt Fair in 1969, it was a great success. The idea of ​​exhibiting small useful and futile objects in a fun and organized way seduces the public. Marketed until 1980 by Ingo Maurer, the panel will be reissued by Vitra in 2002.

Why do we continue to love him?

Appreciated by both adults and children, it finds its place in every room of the house. Placed above the children's desk, it allows you to sort out pens, pencils, erasers ... In an entrance, you put down your car keys and your iPhone. A nice way to animate the walls of our interiors.

1969 is also ... Neil Armstrong's first step on the moon and the first test flight of the Concorde. The invention of the quartz watch. The release of The Pool Jacques Deray, with Romy Schneider, Alain Delon and Maurice Ronet. Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin sing "I love you me either".

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