Modern Bookshelf Features a Hidden Built-In Ladder

If you're someone who is vertically challenged, then trying to fetch something at the top of a bookshelf is a chore. You have to grapple with a wobbly chair that doesn't get you quite high enough to reach that old cookbook. Well, fumble no further because Karen King has designed the perfect bookcase for you. She's crafted Higher Ground, a tall shelf with a built-in ladder.

When you're ready to climb, simply pull on the front of the ladder to reveal its steps. Otherwise, the rungs sit flush to the bookshelf while closed. Higher Ground is equipped with generous handholds and felted feet that protect it from sliding. King's structure is eco-friendly and built with sustainably harvested wood or reclaimed lumber.

The slim bookshelf is mindful of space, and it emphasizes upwards and not outwards. Higher Ground minimizes the area it takes up on the floor so you have more room for furniture. King's design doesn't compromise convenience and creates a great-looking solution for retrieving items that are beyond your reach.




Higher Ground Ideacious page
via [Neatorama]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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