Uten.Silo II by Dorothée Becker
In the late Sixties, German-born Dorothée Becker was pondering a childhood memory of a multipocketed fabric storage system that had hung in her father's shop. She was inspired to create Uten.Silo ? practical, versatile and easy to mass-produce in plastic.
The prototype was presented at the Frankfurt Fair in 1969, and Dorothée's husband, designer Ingo Maurer, invested 250,000DM (£100,000) to get production underway for the Uten.Silo and smaller Uten.Silo II (pictured) in 1970.
It was initially a huge hit, but fell out of production when the 1974 oil crisis knocked our confidence in plastics. In 2002, however, the Vitra Design Museum reissued both sizes, so we can once again enjoy Becker's perfectly formed petit-pocket storage system
Storage, £158, Vitra at The Lollipop Shoppe
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