The clients wanted “safe” library stairs that they could move along their bookshelves. The wheels are pressure sensitive and settle as soon as the weight of someone goes on the unit. The hand rails provide very stable and safe support. The clients, who are elderly, needed confidence that the stairs would be stable and supportive enough for them to use with confidence.
“Because of the many disparate requirements which needed to be balanced, this commission was much like designing a chair. The clients were very clear about their practical needs which in essence drove the solution. At the risk of terrible cliché, form followed function!”- Evan Dunstone