Back in June of 2010, the people of the design world headed to Basel, Switzerland for the 10th anniversary of the Design Miami/fair. One design in particular caught our eye as it is made completely out of carbon fiber. The design is a carbon fiber ladder, weighing in at a mere 2.2 pounds, yet able to hold up to 220 pounds per rung.
Designer Marc Newson (who also made the carbon fiber black hole table which sold for $150,000), and producer Galeria Kreo, came together to show the world this awesome looking carbon fiber ladder. While carbon fiber is known for its unbelievable strength, I imagine this piece of art to be just that, a piece of art, rather than a functioning ladder for everyday household use. I picture it perfectly in a modern day library.
“Each Design Miami/ fair invites the foremost design collectors and enthusiasts to interact with a diverse selection of exhibitions featuring rare works by pioneering modernists to one-off and limited-edition pieces by cutting edge contemporary designers. The anniversary show was double the size of the December 2009 edition in Miami, up from 15 to 31 international exhibitors who showed in the Messeplatz from June 14-19.”
Galerie Kreo returns to the fair this year with three different carbon fiber pieces of carbon fiber products. One being the carbon fiber ladder we mentiond earlier. The ladder is (or was) available in a limited edition of 25 pieces, each piece numbered and signed. The other pieces included French design star Martin Szekely’s new carbon-fiber desk (a limited edition of eight which we’ll be covering in the future), along with Wieki Somers’s icy pink resin-coated Frozen Cabinet and the stuffed-animal Cake Stool by the Brazilian brothers Fernando & Humberto Campana.
The dimensions of the carbon fiber ladder are:
- Base Width: 18.9 in (48 cm)
- High Width: 14.9 in (38 cm)
- Height: 79.3 in (201.5 cm)
- Weight: 2.2 lbs (2.1 kg
It doesn’t look like we or any of you are going to be able to get your hands on one of these exclusive carbon fiber ladders, but it never hurts to dream.