This step ladder by Latvian designer Arthur Analts can rest flat against the wall, fit into a corner at 45 degrees or rest securely in a corner at 25 degrees, thanks to the shape of its top and bottom rungs.
The treads are extended either side of the uprights to form hooks and loops, so users can hang items on the side rather than make several trips with one arm laden.
The steps are made of aluminium and named after rock band Led Zeppelin in reference to their 1971 track Stairway to Heaven.
Analts is currently studying at Central Saint Martins in London and was awarded Best New Designer 2011 for the Led Zeppelin steps at Latvian Design Awards of the Year in Riga this month.
The details below are from Arthur Analts:
Project name ‘Led Zeppelin’ is due to the hard rock bands one of the most recognised tracks ‘Stairway to heaven’.
Using usual ladder, there are difficulties to put them in the room corners, because there is a great possibility to fall down, but sometimes you need to place ladder in corners, because a shelf or a window can interfere you to lean them against the wall, however, Led Zeppelin ladder can be placed in 3 different positions in the room.
It can be leaned straight against the wall or placed 45° against the room corner or 25° against the corner - not allowing to fall down while climbing.
So you can choose which one of three positions best suits you in the incurred situation and just feel safe while using them.
Special cuts are made at the end of the ladder steps. Those are made to hang cloth or put instruments, so it solves ceaseless up-and-down climbing for some instrument. And when Led Zeppelin ladder is not in use – it can be used as a hanger.
Led Zeppelin ladder is easy and fast to manufacture, and there is almost no material loss. It is designed to be good for manufacturing.
Specially designed details are cut from 8mm aluminium sheet, they are put together and they are meld for extra safety. Some details are engraved with logotypes.
There are rubber slices added at the both ends of the ladder to add extra safety and to prevent ladder from slipping.
Led Zeppelin looks good in the interior even when no one is using it, so it shouldn’t be hidden in the storage room.
Latvian designer Arthur Analts graduated Riga School of Design and Arts in 2011 in Latvia. Now Arthur Analts has accepted an offer and in September 2011 will move to London, UK to study at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, BA Product Design course.
Meanwhile, Arthur Analts is working on freelance projects and he stands for aesthetically pleasing and smart designs.