May 25, 2014
From Shoebox Dwelling:
"This hybrid between a chair and stepladder is so simple and clever.... Designed by Maarten Olden for Altrex, it is perfect for a small space. It's attractive, utilitarian and it folds flat. Here is how the designer describes it: 'Usit originated in the desire to create a stepladder that fits into a contemporary interior.'"
"'Today's stepladders often look too utilitarian, and they are quickly returned to storage after being used. Although it is collapsible, the Usit doesn't have to be packed away.' The two-step version of Usit can be used as a seat, the three-step version as a high stool."
May 25, 2014 at 04:01 PM | Permalink
Forgive me ladies...
A svelte on a svelte.
Posted by: JoePeach | May 25, 2014 5:08:46 PM
What tamra & Marianne said. I wonder if it comes in a love seat, a double-wide Xtra deep 'love ladder' kind of thing.
Posted by: Flautist | Jan 16, 2014 1:32:06 AM
Agree, Tamra. The seat looks confining, and I'd bash my calves on the lower step. But oh, so lovely as a ladder! I'm sure I'd never spill paint or glue on it....
Posted by: Marianne | Jan 16, 2014 12:36:12 AM
Hmm, it's a beautiful design, but the two step version seems uncomfortable as a chair, the seat pad being too shallow and the step impeding a natural foot placement. The 3 step bar-stool version looks comfortable enough, but the back legs swing out so far when it's open, that it would be an obstacle in the room. I couldn't find a price, I'm guessing more than 300 dollars based on the design. Honestly, folding step stools don't take up much space in the pantry and are 20 bucks at Home Depot. I'd save my money for a better chair. Sorry to be a "buzzkill".
Posted by: tamra | Jan 15, 2014 2:13:39 PM