However … things are never that simple! This ladder was intended for a dressing room, that, on receiving the dimensional details, meant the amount of space available to allow the ladder to be lifted up and pushed back so it could be stored vertically, parallel with the cabinetry, were going to prove a challenge.
With such a small gap between the top of the ladder and the ceiling, we knew we were facing the prospect of a totally different system … The question was how to create a retractable ladder solution without extending beyond the top of the ladder? This created much discussion, but soon we were exploring telescopic mechanism ideas that would enable the ladder to lengthen and shorten as required, using internal sliding tubular components, just like that of a telescope.
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We’re now delighted to be able to offer this as an option for bespoke projects where our mainstream retractable system isn’t possible.
As with many of our projects, there was a great deal of collaboration with a number of involved parties; the cabinet-makers who were creating the shelving unit needed to make this to fit the ladder, so we were in constant communication to ensure everything was going to plan.
The result is an elegant library ladder with a telescopic retractable mechanism, constructed from steel, with the rungs, carriages and rolling castor feet made from solid brass. The desired solution was a patinated gun-barrel (blackened) steel finish to the steel components, and a patinated dark bronze to the brass. The overall look is a cool, contemporary black, that provides a stunning contrast in this redesigned dressing room.
Luxury Extending Library Ladder
Are you looking to make the most of your storage with the addition of a library ladder? Whatever the height of your room, we can produce bespoke library ladder solutions, with a variety of options at our disposal: hook-on, rolling, a combination of the two, retractable and even telescopic when your ceilings are a little low. For more information please get in touch.
Modern Library Ladder
Our library ladders can be made with any design in mind, from traditional to contemporary. We have incorporated library ladders into an array of beautiful spaces, including grand living rooms, narrow hallways, studies and libraries, as well as a range of retail environments.
Dressing Room Library Ladders
Library ladders are not just for libraries! They look perfectly at home in kitchens and in dressing rooms, in fact, in any room where access to high storage is becoming an issue! Contact our team to discuss your options.
Metal Rolling Library Ladder
Our bespoke library ladders come in all shapes and sizes, in a number of materials and a wide range of finishes to complement your interior spaces. The sea of options include brass, steel, aluminium, timber and plated silver, nickel, copper and more. Work with our experienced design team to create your own bespoke library ladder.