The Vitra Uten.Silo, designed by Dorothee Becker, combines industrial precision with a playful design. It is a functional product with a high design quality. The Vitra Design Museum produce both the original 1969 version of Uten.Silo and a smaller one dating from 1970.
Dorothee Becker's most significant design, 'Uten.Silo', became an icon of plastic design. Its genesis was something of a fortuitous event, as Becker herself describes: "In 1968, fired by the spirit of the 1968 movement, I designed a wooden toy consisting of a large piece of wood with geometrically shaped notches and matching elements.
The first Uten.Silos went on the market in December 1969 and over the following years were an overwhelming success, particularly in Europe and on the US market, where they sold under the name "Wall-All" At the end of the 1960s, Dorothee Becker, who never trained as either as designer or an artist created several more pieces for "Design M".