Everything in the photography studio I run is either on wheels or breaks down small for storage—except the cumbersome 8-foot A-frame ladder, an absolute studio necessity. Sure it folds flat and can be leaned against the wall, but it's still cumbersome and visually inconvenient; I occasionally have to move it into the hall when someone needs the wall space for shooting.
That's why I'm loving the Corner Ladder by Company and Company, the Barcelona-based design quartet comprised of Allan Legaspi, Neus Company, Juan Pablo Ospina and Jorge Freyre:
Having a ladder I could easily tuck out of sight in a corner would be a godsend. And while the Corner Ladder was designed for domestic use, if Company and Company is reading this—target painters, carpenters, and those that have to lug ladders around professionally. Assuming you guys have worked out the strength and cost issues, this would be a lot easier to throw in the back of a truck and tote around—two even, for those needing to erect small temporary scaffolding.