Staircase by Danny Kuo

Danny Kuo is the designer behind this fantastic staircase shelfing system which tries to focus on flexibility and adaptability. As Ms. Kuo puts it herself:

The most efficient way to build is vertically. Building vertically saves space as it uses minimal ground square meters. When it comes to interior design, the same rule can be applied. By focusing on height rather than width, efficient storage designs can be created. However, high storage designs can create a new problem because the higher storage parts will be difficult to reach. My Staircase is a shelving unit that combines a bookshelf with a pullout stair system in the bottom three shelves. The shelving unit is 2.6 meters high and the top shelves are accessible by using the bottom shelves as steps for accessing the higher shelves.’

Staircase by Danny Kuo

11 Comments leave a comment below

  1. OH! so simple but so brillant!

  2. I’m not sure how this makes sense. Though it looks cool, aren’t you wasting the big bottom “steps just so you can get up to she smaller cabinets? Huh
    Love your Blog btw

  3. I love this, very cool concept!

  4. …as seen on the website of OBI, a european hardware store…

  5. Now the one on OBI makes sense. you can utilize all of the shelves.

  6. I finally figured out that the three bottom steps have drawers in them, too, Chili. You can see all the compartments opened here:

  7. OBI seems to have copied his idea of the staircase

  8. Forget everything I said.
    I Love this piece. Wish I had room for it.

  9. anyone know how much this is?

  10. OMG! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!
    …because i am a very small carpenter (now i study industrialdesign in swiss thats better for my dimension)…

  11. very creative idea… … i find the top shelves a little difficult to access