Objects Of Design #95: Reclaimed Ladder


Use it as storage or to reach the storage

Oh the joys of an old wooden ladder. I have, several times, had to be restrained from nicking paint-stained wooden ladder from various builders I have known. I wanted a ladder to slide along my kitchen shelves but it turned out the units were in the way. Then I wanted a ladder to reach my bookshelves but it turned out they weren’t really high enough to warrant one. I’ll settle for this one in the bathroom with towels on. But you could also use to to reach high shelves that you don’t need to access very often. Or, even better this one, how about draping last night’s clothes over them rather than leaving them lying all over the floor? A must for every teenage bedroom in that case.

These are made from reclaimed wood from old Colonial and Indian houses. £99

Tags : bookshelveshanging towelsladderstoragewooden
Kate Watson-Smyth

The author Kate Watson-Smyth

I’m a journalist who writes about interiors mainly for The Financial Times but I have also written regularly for The Independent and The Daily Mail. My house has been in Living Etc, HeartHome and featured in The Wall Street Journal & Corriere della Sera. I also run an interior styling consultancy Mad About Your House. Welcome to my Mad House.