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Dorothee Becker


Dorothee Becker (* 1938 in Aschaffenburg/Germany), studied languages in Frankfurt and Munich. After living for a time in London and Paris, she moved to California in 1960 before returning to Germany with her husband, the designer Ingo Maurer, and ran a successful shop for well-designed and practical everyday objects until 1989. The inspiration for Becker's most famous design, uten.Silo, came from a waxed-cloth toilet bag that hung in her fathers drugstore in Aschaffenburg. Becker has continued her creative activities to the present day.