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This is a multi-functional design that merges the paucity of both ladders and ambient light in most urban living spaces. The ladder serves as both a ladder and a soft atmospheric light. It quickly unplugs from the power source so that it can easily be moved when needed. When it repose, it acts as a floor lamp. The design was inspired by my frequent trips to China. There, I see workers using props hastily constructed from whatever materials are on hand – tables made from doors and sawhorses, bent steel for screwdrivers, buckets for chairs. In this spirit, I wanted to create an everday tool that has the unique feature of being useful in more than one way.
The Ladder floor light is constructed from solid beech with an blue ombre watercolor accent at the base. Led lights are embedded in all the rungs generating a gradient light pattern on the wall. Having the ladder backlit projects the beautiful black silhouette of the ladder in the foreground. The touch of bluecolor at the base pays homage to the blue tiled brick buildings you see throughout southern China. The low voltage quick release plug attaches to the base of the ladder with magnets.