From the need to reach an attic through a small room is born a dual function furniture: staircase to reach the attic and wardrobe.
A furniture built like a wardrobe but usable as a ladder thanks to a removable ramp within the drawers. The idea comes from the need to reach an attic through a small bedroom. The stair could find a place…but where to put the wardrobe?
Considering the very small size of the room, the solution was making the most of the space, carring out the design of a staircase with dual function: reaching the sleeping area in the attic and working as a wardrobe (hanger and drawer unit).To further optimize spaces and reduce the overall volume, the first flight was realized retractable, creating a versatile space according to needs.
The material is pine wood, already used inside the room for beds and other furnishing; the frame was painted with water-based impregnating agent creating a coating which is not totally opaque to enhance the grains of the raw material. The treads are removable and not structural in order to assure an easy and cheap maintenance. The stair handrail and the attic’s railing will be realized by metal threadlike elements, so as not to hide the “stair-wardrobe” and, at the same time, creating a contrast between materials.
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Pictures and drawings taken by Ahora Architettura