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Universal System


A system of storage units in plywood with cast-aluminium feet or wheels.


At the time nobody was designing storage systems; it was an area of very low interest. I came to the idea of this system of storage boxes while using my first Apple Mac computer. I’d never been very organised with paperwork, and the Mac made a big difference, it helped me to be organised and I had less trouble finding documents. I was inspired and wrote a project description called ‘Putting things away so we can find them again’. The Universal System was meant to do for small things what the computer did for documents.
Extracted from Everything But the Walls by Jasper Morrison (Lars Müller Publishers, 2006).