Design by Andries and Hiroko van Onck, 1984.
Made in Italy by Magis.
Redesigned in 2003, The Nuovastep is a functional three-step folding ladder with a sleek frame of steel tube (chromed or painted in epoxy resin), steps made of standard injection-molded ABS and a die-cast aluminum lock. A clever and attractive design that brings all those hard-to-reach items within your grasp. Folds to 2.4" depth for easy storage.
Material(s): Steel tube frame, ABS steps
AC95 AC97 IN20
Simply the BEST step ladder ever!
By: BLP, Homeowner (NYC)
Don't even think about buying another step ladder. Yes this one is expensive, but it is the only one you will ever buy. It is sturdy and good looking. Don't we wish we could say that about all the things we love?
Designer: Andries & Hiroko Van Onck
Andries Van Onck was born in Amsterdam, 1928. In 1959 he started as a designer at Olivetti in Italy assisting Ettore Sottsass. In 1965 he opened his own studio in Milan and his wife Hiroko Takeda joined him in 1972. They created many products in different sectors, such as household appliances, furniture, machine tools and electronic equipment. Always interested in the theoretical aspects of design, such as design language, morphology and semiotics, Andries Van Onck spent much time as a teacher, wrote articles and also the book Design. Il senso delle forme dei prodotti, Lupetti 1994.
Hiroko Takeda was born in 1945. She graduated from Tokyo Academy. Between 1968 and 1972 she worked with various Japanese furniture design companies. She has lectured at places including ISIA in Rome and Florence and in Montevideo (Uruguay) on the relations between Japanese aesthetics and western design. Since 1998 she has been teaching product design at Milan Polytechnic faculty of industrial design.
Together they have received numerous awards including: MACEF Award, 1974; SMAU Award, 1975; Compasso D'Oro, 1979; selection at Compasso d'Oro, 1979, 1981, 1984, 1987 and 1995; selection for Forum Design Award, 1992. Their work has been exhibited in several museums and exhibitions and is part of the permanent collections at Chicago, London, Paris and Amsterdam Museums.View other products by Andries & Hiroko Van Onck
Founded in 1976 in northeast Italy by newcomer Eugenio Perazza, Magis is now an international design laboratory that embraces the creativity of leading global designers. Magis is always perched on the cutting edge and Perazza was even named by the trendsetter's bible, Wallpaper, as one of "Ten who will change the way we live".View other products from Magis
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