Step stools, painting ladders, the fancy ones you can buy from Moss, and of course, the old ladder in your closet held together by one rusty bolt--these are all different, but still, very much the same, stair-like contraptions. Barcelona, Spain-based designers Sergio Mahler and George Papadogiannis have developed the Cima Ladder, a height-enhancing object like no other. It is a single component composed of a carbon fiber composite and it's super light, visually and physically. Weighing in at less than a kilogram, Cima is easily transportable but also extremely strong and able to support the weight of the user who climbs in the spirit and formation of climbing a tree.
The composite materials gives us the opportunity to re-think and redefine the ladder, to come out of the closet and stand proudly in the salon of the house.
This way of re-thinking the ladder brings life to a normally unnoticed but important tool that goes beyond the pure function.
Cima was selected as one of 20 products chosen for the Composites-on-Tour exhibition organized by Design Flanders, Belgium, and is currently making the second half of its international rounds.
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