Contemporary Blackened Steel and Bronze Finished Brass Library Ladder - Andrew Nebbett Designs

Designed and beautifully handmade by our craftsmen in England

Private London Residence

We were contacted via Instagram by interior design company, Covet Noir, who had a very specific idea for a bespoke rolling library ladder.

Having looked through our social media posts, the company felt we would be the perfect fit and after initial discussions, sent through their designs for us to assess.

With a contemporary aesthetic in mind, rather than suggesting our more traditional/classical components, we proposed our modern and sleek style of fixings. The next stage was to create 3D renders through our 3D visualisation service to help everyone involved fully realise the designs, providing them with the opportunity to confirm the dimensional information before production could commence.

The library ladder stringers (sides) were to be constructed in steel, with the rungs, carriages and rolling castor feet in solid brass. To achieve the black colour specified in the brief, and in keeping with the client’s black internal doors, we applied a patinated gun-barrel finish to the steel, and a patinated dark bronze finish to the brass.
Fitted with a retractable mechanism, this ensured the ladder could be stored upright against the bookcase when not in use, opening up the available floorspace.

The clients were incredibly happy with the finished ladder and in lieu of a final installation image, they very kindly sent us the most amazingly detailed 3D render, illustrating the location of the library ladder, seemingly very at home in its contemporary surroundings.

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Contemporary Library Ladder

Our library ladders can be made with any design in mind, from traditional to contemporary. We have incorporated library ladders within an array of beautiful spaces, including grand living rooms, narrow hallways, studies and libraries, as well as a range of retail environments.

Custom-Made Tall Library Ladders

Are you looking to make the most of your impressively high ceiling spaces? We can produce tall bespoke ladder solutions, with hook-on, rolling, or even a combination of the two, in a range of finishes and styles to complement your interior. For more information please get in touch.

Metal Rolling Library Ladder

Can’t quite reach those classic novels? Why not consider a library ladder? Work with our experienced design team to create your own bespoke library ladder.

Bespoke Library Ladders

Our bespoke library ladders can be constructed in various materials, including brass, steel, aluminium, timber and plated silver, nickel, copper and more. These materials can be finished to achieve a wide range of patinas, complementing your chosen style. Find out more information about our metal finishes available.

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