Step up with an attitude
A stepladder that is a chair, side table or universal piece of furniture all in one. Cabinet maker and product designer Thomas Schnur developed this poetic piece of furniture in 2019 as part of the Generation Köln/Werkraum Bregenzerwald cooperation. Invisible connectors make the seemingly simple construction possible. It stands on its own, does not impose, but can be used in a myriad of ways. A hybrid piece of furniture, solidly crafted of silver fir, ingeniously designed.
700 x 440 x 410mm
Material: American walnut, European oak, silver fir
Design: Thomas Schnur
Photography: Adolf Bereuter
About the designer
Born in 1983, Thomas Schnur studied product design at FH Aachen after completing his training as a master cabinet maker. He has presented his work on numerous national and international platforms for design, including imm Cologne, Maison et Objet Paris, Salone del Mobile Mailand, ICFF New York and Beijing Design Week.
In 2011 Thomas Schnur opened his own design office in Cologne. There, he explores items of daily use and formulates objects in cooperation with companies such as Functionals, Objekten, Echtstahl, Details, Covestro, Nomess, Jan Kurtz and Magazin. One of his most recent chair designs won the German Design Award 2019.