The oldest example of ladder usage is depicted in a cave painting in Valencia, Spain from the Mesolithic era. By all accounts, ladders are known to be an integral part of the tool box of ancient humans. However, the design of the basic ladder has remained pretty standard for much if the 10,000-plus years of the existence of the tool and even the high tech ladders used by fire departments do not deviate too much from the basic design.
But we suppose the standard issue ladder was too blasé for designer Charlie Styrbjörn Nilsson since the ladder design that he came up with comes with curved steam bent steps! Now, anyone who has ever used a ladder will tell you that a firm footing is essential to not falling off a ladder and that even the slightest bend in one of the steps is often enough to destabilize an ascending/descending user.
But that little fact of life was perhaps not too big a deal for this young and enthusiastic designer from Gothenburg who claims that the ladder that he has created is as sturdy as any out there and also has the advantage of doing a lot more for the décor of your garden shed too!
Nilsson claims that he used traditional steam bending to get the desired curve in the wooden steps of the ladder adding that the process of bending also made the material a lot tougher as well.
The designer also claims that the bend of the steps are also designed to ensure that each step taken by the user feel more intuitive though we highly doubt that anyone would be keen on testing the product out for climbing higher than 3 feet above the ground.