Mieke Meijer’s Clever Suspended Staircase Doubles as a Storage System

by , 03/18/14

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Custom-made by hand at Meijer’s Eindhoven workshop, this elegant storage-staircase was created for designer Just Haasnoot at his historic home in Wassenaar, The Hague. Its industrial yet elegant aesthetic takes inspiration from the black and white photographs of Bernd and Hilla Becher. Made from oak and black steel, it stands in contrast with the pale blue walls and muted tones of Haasnoot’s living area.

Related: A BRILLIANT STORAGE IDEA: Staircase Drawers

The Object élevé has two parts: a more robust standing lower part with a desk with a hidden cupboard behind, and a lighter suspended piece largely consisting of open frames as shelves. Based on the samba system of alternating steps, the staircase can rise at a steep angle but still remain safe and comfortable enough to climb up and down.

+ Studio Mieke Meijer

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Photos by Studio Mieke Meijer

Related: 14 Unique and Spectacular Staircases Around the World

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  1. markgrogan June 30, 2014 at 12:51 am

    Great way to gain additional storage for a small space however Health & Safety will have a field day evaluating its design.

  2. Troy Ziesmer March 18, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Not code or legal in many states in the US without hand railings.
    But very very cool.
    Too bad they didn\\\’t coordinate with a city/state bldg inspector.

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