Tiramisu Step Ladder by Kartell designed by Andries van Onck
A folding ladder with original aesthetics and functionality to match. Steps have a slip-resistant finish, and the carrying handle becomes an easy-grip stabilizer when unfolded and in use.
With none of the clumsiness of a normal step ladder, Tiramisu looks clean hanging on your wall and despite its light weight of 13.6 pounds, can support up to 570 pounds.
Materials & Measurements
Materials: Frame: painted steel Steps and handle: fiberglass reinforced polypropylene
Dimensions: Closed: 39.75" h x 17" w x 2.75" d Open: 36.25" h x 17" w x 23.63" d Weight: 13.6 pounds
Contrary to the common idea, products in plastic materials are highly ecological for the reason that they can be recycled (with the exception of polyurethane, little used in Kartell furniture). Thus, Kartell products can be easily recycled. In order to simplify the recycling process, the various components of Kartell products can be easily separated and reduced to elements made of one single material. Moreover, the plastic parts of each product carry, clearly printed, an identification mark to determine the correct classification of the different kinds of plastic and their effective recycling.
Andries van Onck Andries van Onck studied industrial design at the Royal Dutch Academy at The Hague from 1952 to 1954, and from 1954 to 1959, he studied industrial design at the Hochschule fÃ¼r Gestaltung in Ulm, Germany. He worked as industrial designer at Olivetti Italy from 1959 to 1965. In 1976, he became a member of the Board of ADI (Italian Designers Association). He opened his own design office in Milan in 1965 which is located today in Gavirate (VA). He is a member of the board of the ISIA (Higher Italian State nstitute for Design) in Rome and professor of design at the State University "Politecnico" in Milan. Van Onck has participated in many international design exhibitions. Some of his designs are in the permanent collections of the Museums of Modern Art in Chicago, London, Amsterdam and at the Louvre in Paris.
About The Manufacturer
Creativity and technology, glamour and functionality, quality and innovation: a combination of extraordinary factors together with a strategic vision of distribution has contributed to the lasting success of Kartell. By cultural and entrepreneurial choice, since its origins in 1949 the Italian manufacturer has chosen to characterize itself as the market leader in the production of designers articles which use technology and plastic materials. This choice requires a great understanding of materials and transformation technology. A leader in furniture design, Kartell addresses an international audience with a collection unique in originality, variety, size, and range.