Uten.Silo Wall Organizer

Uten.Silo Wall Organizer

Kristen Lubbe
Jun 1, 2010

I have absolutely not idea why, but we're huge fans of everything having its own place. I'm especially crazy about the organizing ideal in my home office; I've spent a good deal of money on containers, organizers and such to ensure my desk and bookshelves remain clutter free! I swear by this method – I'm much more productive when I don't have a bunch of stuff all over the place.

Taking things one step further, I can't express how much we love organizers that have compartments built in. These handy organizers were made for borderline OCD people like myself who think it's so cute and great that every last paper clip, iPod cord and USB stick have its very own place to rest.

The latest organizer I've fallen in love with is the Uten.Silo Wall Organizer. It's a wall mounted organizer tool that is not only functional, but stylish as well. Originally designed in the 1960s by German-born Dorothee Becker, the organizer was a huge hit until production was stopped in 1974 due to the oil crisis that scared everyone away from plastic.

Fast forward to 2002, and the production is up and running again thanks to the Vitra Design Museum. The Utensilo Wall Organizer comes in white, black and red and is made from ABS plastic with metal hooks.

What I love about this blast from the past is that it was initially designed for staplers, paper clips, notes and files &mdash but today it can be used for so much more. Digital cameras, iPads, netbooks as well as the items the organizer was originally designed for, the design lives on as useful and relevant as the day it was released, defining the description, "design classic".

The Utensilo Wall Organizer is being sold for $422 through Nova68, a little pricey, but well worth the history.

(Images: Nova68)

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