Tuesday 26 July 2016

Huxley's Ladder

“The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man’s foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.” Thomas Huxley, “Darwin’s Bulldog”

A bookshelf for full utilization of space just under 8'/2.4m common minimum ceiling height with user accessibility. A pair of A-frame ladder structures with crossing rungs support six shelves loaded with books of virtually all sizes and allows a person to step up to reach objects at the top level. The shelves range from deepest at the bottom to narrowest at the top. This encourages distribution of large/heavy books toward the bottom and smaller/lighter books toward the top for stability. The structures are made of solid quartered white oak and the shelves of varnished MDF.
Marc Scimé

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