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The 4D Superstairs system is made up of three tri-level plywood boxes. Holloway fitted the yellow boxes with castors so that they could be moved around easily or locked into position. The pieces could be separated to form distinct areas for lounging or to create space for guests to mingle, and then just as quickly placed parallel to make a bed. Oh, and the boxes were also left hollow so that they could provide extra storage.

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