Recently reintroduced by the Vitra Design Museum, Uten. Silo (originally called Wall-All) was created in the late 1960s by Dorothee Becker, a German mom trying to amuse her kids with a totemic sculpture of geometrical notches.
“The cool thing about the Uten.Silo is that it’s as relevant today as it was when it was introduced in 1969,” says Murray Moss, owner and curator of moss, a purveyor of high-design objects in SoHo, New York. “It turns out that the so-called paperless society is not so paperless after all. If anything, we have more clutter. We still need an easy place to put and retrieve things. This object gives us a sense of organized chaos.”
The Uten.Silo can be found at moss, as well as museum and design shops nationwide. The unit, which retails for about $260, is available in white, red, or black.