Space-Saving Staircase Shelves for Floor-to-Ceiling Storage
A solution for those of us who don't have enough space in our house..
I found this drawer idea on a design website I really like. It's so simple but I couldn't help but wonder, how did they think of that? Of course, if you don't have enough space I guess the best idea is to throw and give stuff away! Check it out anyway...
This simple modern design by Danny Kuo blends aspects of classic studies and libraries with present-day sensibilities about craft, materiality and saving space. ?Lower wooden boxes slide out to become steps from which one can reach upper shelves and cabinets.
Since the staircase functionality is built-in, there is no need for the traditional rolling ladder or staircase-on-wheels one associates with floor-to-ceiling bookcases. This, in turn, helps save even more space.
Beyond the big idea, the details are treated with exquisite precision, too, with woodwork that is appealing to the eye and solid to the touch for each of the many pieces involved. Finally, the fact that each wood box is an independent module makes it possible to swap out one type for another as needed, placing more emphasis on cabinet-style, swing-open spaces or sliding drawers depending on what kind of storage is desired. This product would lend itself exceedingly well to mass-customization.