The Iford Library Step Chair


(4 customer reviews)

Multi-functional, space-saving and intriguingly classified as ‘mechanical furniture’, the Iford Library Step Chair is a contemporary take on the metamorphic library steps which were first built in the mid-18th century for the private libraries and offices of the European nobility.

In a modern-day setting, this step chair is becoming increasingly popular as a set of kitchen steps, bearing relevance to the ever-increasing need to maximise space in our homes and combine form and function to optimum effect.

Height: 85cm, Width: 36cm Depth: 52cm (As Steps)
Height: 85cm, Width: 36cm Depth: 43cm Seat Height: 43cm (As Chair)

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The Iford Library Step Chair comes in the following wood types:

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Download The Iford step chair specification.

This version of the step chair is as elegant and simple as possible, whilst still being functional.  Its not an object that should be too large, so it has been kept as slight as possible.

Height: 85cm, Width: 36cm Depth: 52cm (As Steps)
Height: 85cm, Width: 36cm Depth: 43cm Seat Height: 43cm (As Chair)

Additional information

Dimensions 48 × 37 × 48 cm
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American Oak, Ash, Cherry, European Oak, Maple, Oak, Walnut

4 reviews for The Iford Library Step Chair

  1. M & V Guiry

    We saw the step chair in the LRB. Thought it looked right for our purposes but wanted to see the actual step chair. Wondered about Bradford on Avon: worth a drive to visit Charlie? After a gander on the internet we ended up booking a week there. Phoned Charlie, who very kindly picked us up from our holiday cottage and brought us to his house and workshop. Yep, the chair was exactly what we had been looking for. After an introduction to his daft dog and a coffee we discussed the details and lo the step chair arrived before Xmas. The aluminum stepladder it replaces now languishes in the garage.

  2. M Runcie (verified owner)

    This is an elegant simple, Shaker- style chair, reminiscent of old church pew chairs in design, ideal for a bedroom ,kitchen study , playroom or hall, with the wonderful bonus of turning itself into safe and useful set of steps . We love ours in ash wood.

  3. Pete Scheibner

    I received the chair this past week which was shipped across the pond to New York – it’s just what I wanted. Wonderful!

    Once I get my book case set up I’ll be able to reach the top shelf and we have high cabinets above refrigerator that allows me to reach can goods and food stuff that are in the back reaches.

    It was worth the wait. Many thanks. Glad that I saw your ad in the London Review of Books.

  4. Sadie Mauries

    I recently received my ash Iford Library Step Chair. It is simply a beautiful product made with skill, love and care. Charlie also offers a great service, dealing attentively and quickly to any queries you may have.
    I highly recommend them.
    Thanks Charlie!

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