Design Dorothee Maurer-Becker, 1969
ABS plastic, metal hooks
Made in Germany by Vitra

Utensilo 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 been reissued by the 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 the Bofinger Chair and the 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, Uten.silo, which created quite a stir in the design community.

With containers of different shapes and sizes, metal hooks and clips, Uten.Silo brings order to offices, kitchens, workshops, bathrooms and children's rooms. Uten.Silo is available in the original size from 1969 - Uten.Silo I - as well as the smaller 1970 edition - Uten.Silo II - offered in white.

small: 20.5" w | 26.75" h | 2.5" d
large: 26.5" w | 34.25" h | 2.5" d

small: $405.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(usually ships in 5-7 business days)
Vitra is a Swiss company dedicated to improving the quality of homes, offices and public spaces through the power of design. Following in the tradition of Charles & Ray Eames, who have influenced Vitra’s approach to sustainability in many ways, product longevity is central to the company’s contribution to sustainable development; short-lived styling is avoided at all costs. This can be seen most clearly in the classical pieces of furniture that have been used for decades, had several owners and have then even ended up as a part of a collection.
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