Albina Stepladder by Gaia Bottari
by Ted Savage / January 10, 2013
Sculptural appeal elevates the Albina Stepladder by Gaia Bottari from esthetically dull utility item, best hidden when not in use, to full furniture status, worthy of upfront display.


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Fabricated in birch, with an optional calfskin bag that serves as a convenient soft shelf.

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"When does a ladder become a piece of furniture? Usually designers have to shape physical objects, but sometimes they must mold people's views too: that is surely more complicated." says Bottari.

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"Albina is a proud ladder with its head held high, that wants to be exhibited with the rest of the house."

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