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Design by Karl Malmvall. By Design House Stockholm. Functional yet decorative, a standalone object in high gloss color. No home is complete without a stepladder, and this one is easy-on-the-eyes. While not in use, Karl Malmvall's Step... Read More
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Design House Stockholm


Design by Karl Malmvall.
By Design House Stockholm.

Functional yet decorative, a standalone object in high gloss color. No home is complete without a stepladder, and this one is easy-on-the-eyes. While not in use, Karl Malmvall's Step ladder folds to just 2". Supplied with a peg for wall-mounting.



  • Folded: 52" H X 18" W
  • Open: 52" H X 18" W; Top Step 26" H



Customer ReviewsAverage Rating:4.5 out of 5 Write Review
5 out of 5

Useful and visually appealing

By: Barbara , Homeowner (Atlanta)

As a small homeowner I have to think twice about what I buy. There is very limited space as the house is old (1936) and does not have much closet space. When I saw this ladder I knew it would be perfect. It is sturdy and handy for reaching the top shelves of cabinets or the ceiling fan. The color is a true red and it shines. The ladder comes with a peg to hang it on if you so desire. This would make a nice gift for the person who has everything. The simple design goes perfect with my mid century decor.

5 out of 5

Beautiful Step Stool

By: J.P., Designer (New York, NY)

Its sturdy and fits in small spaces as it folds up tight. The hand rail is tall and therefore other step stools would fit in shorter areas better. The red color is quite vibrant, so it stands out in any decor. Smaller steps are harder to use since they are small on the foot, but the large platform is perfect.

5 out of 5

a sleek complement

By: Isabella, Homeowner (philadelphia, PA)

to a contempo kitchen. Love our floor to ceiling kitchen storage- love it even more when I pull out the snazzy step ladder to get those hard to reach items. Surface finish is a well-executed hi-gloss, fire engine red. The treads are abit narrow, but caution should always be used on any ladder. Also the accompanying hanging hardware is well thought out- no need to hide this step ladder!

5 out of 5


By: Luke W., Architect (Brooklyn,NY, USa)

It's quite sturdy and the red is stunning. Brightens my apartment!

4 out of 5

Gorgeous and functional!

By: Dominick L., Homeowner (Brooklyn NY)

Simply beautiful design. This came out of the box ready to go. The door hanging is easy. I did end up placing some strategic pads on it so it was silent when closing the laundry closet door, otherwise it will bump a little against the door. If you're hanging on a wall, no problem. It is sturdy and heavy and easy to open. Looks great when in a sculpture! Very happy.

5 out of 5

Great look, prompt delivery and no freight charge. What's not to like?

By: Agnes D., Homeowner (Colorado)

Very nice design on the step ladder. I'm using it in my library and love that it hangs on the wall out of the way until I need it.

4 out of 5


By: KM, Designer (Chicago, IL)

The ladder is beautiful/hip option for a functional item and fits well into the space.

4 out of 5

Sleek design, easy to use

By: Susan, Homeowner (New York, NY)

After a recent kitchen renovation, I needed an easy-to-function step ladder to reach some high cabinets I had installed. My new kitchen has high-gloss white cabinetry and this ladder fits in perfectly. It opens and closes easily, doesn't weigh too much, doesn't scratch the floor, and comes with an attractive chrome hook that you can hang it on for open/viewable storage. A great purchase for the price point and looks sleek and modern. I highly recommend.

5 out of 5

Beautiful and functional

By: Angostura (Brooklyn, NY)

My Karl Malmvall step ladder is just as described--it's a functional work of art. I have it hung, displayed at my entry door, whose red color it matches.

Karl Malmvall

Designer: Karl Malmvall

Born 1965 in Huskvarna, Karl Malmvall grew up with his feet in the sawdust of Småland (a county in northern Sweden). Over one hundred years ago his grandfather, Karl Andersson, started Huskvarna's famous furniture factory: Karl Andersson & Söner. As a student at the School of Architecture in Århus, he designed the table Prima Vista which became his ticket into the industry and also earned Karl his first Excellent Swedish Design diploma.

Malmvall's training as a carpenter and industrial designer has earned him the Excellent Swedish Design Award four times, as well as the Red Dot Design Award. Before going freelance, he learned a lot about logistics and rational production during more than a decade with IKEA in Basel, Jakarta and Älmhult. In 2002 he founded his own design company Duduk design.

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Design House Stockholm

Manufacturer: Design House Stockholm

Design House Stockholm works with an extensive network of independent designers, in the same way publishing houses work with authors, collaborating with new, up-and-coming talent as well as with more established names. Although the majority of their designers are from Scandinavia, Design House Stockholm works with designers from all over the world in search of that special Scandinavian touch. The Design House Stockholm collection includes functional and aesthetically refined design products of timeless appeal ranging from tableware and lighting to furniture and textiles.

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