Interior
Bcompact’s Folding Stairs and Ladders for city apartments

Bcompact Hybrid Stairs Fold Flat to Provide More Living Space

Zev Bianchi of Bcompact design studio creates adaptable and space-saving furniture for small spaces. He hit the limelight for his foldable stair design that’s a true lifesaver for tiny houses. Made from sustainably sourced bamboo composite ply, the Bcompact Hybrid stairs and ladders cover all aspects of the stair design including strength, flexibility, aesthetic, and sustainability.

The Hybrid foldable ladders and stairs are counterbalanced by a spring mechanism for simple opening and closure. Each piece is strengthened with a metal folding mechanism, helping them fold flat against any wall. There is an option to include locks so that they can be fixed into an open or closed position.

You can operate them directly from the ground or from the landing spot. The only difference is that the folding stairs come with an automatic pop-up handrail and an optional safety gate mechanism for security purposes.

Also Read: Interview with Zev Bianchi, Designer of Bcompact Hybrid Stairs

Installing needs professional help. If you are a skilled DIYer, then you can install them using special tools within a few hours without making any modifications to the existing infrastructure. Pricing of each folding ladder and stair varies according to height, fit, and finish.

Bcompact hybrid stairs and ladders bagged gold at the European Product Design Award in May 2018.

FAQs about Bcompact hybrid stairs

Q: What materials are Bcompact hybrid stairs made from?

A: Bcompact stairs are made from sustainably sourced bamboo composite ply. Bamboo is durable, flexible, lightweight, and sustainable.

Q: What weight capacity can they handle?

A: Bcompact ladders and stairs have been tested in-house to SWL’s (safe working loads) of 200 kg and 175 kg respectively.

Q: How difficult is it to install these folding stairs?

A: Any competent handy person can install these staircases without any infrastructure modifications or special tools within a few hours. However, Bcompact recommends site-specific fitting and installation by qualified professionals.

Q: How easy are they to open and close? Could an elderly person do it?

A: Because these stairs are counterbalanced with a simple spring mechanism so opening and closing them can be easily done by both – young and elderly people. Each piece is balanced to be almost weightless once installed. They can be operated from the ground or from the landing.

Bcompact Hybrid stairs and ladders

Image: Bcompact Design

Bcompact Folding Stairs and Ladders are Just Perfect for Tiny Homes

Image: Bcompact Design

Bcompact Hybrid stairs and ladders

Image: Bcompact Design

Bcompact Folding Stairs and Ladders are Just Perfect for Tiny Homes

Image: Bcompact Design

Bcompact Folding Stairs and Ladders are Just Perfect for Tiny Homes

Image: Bcompact Design

Bcompact Hybrid stairs and ladders

Image: Bcompact Design

Bcompact Folding Stairs and Ladders are Just Perfect for Tiny Homes

Image: Bcompact Design

8 Comments


  1. Dennis Siu

    July 21, 2020 at 4:26 am

    what will be the cost of such a device. How can i get my hands on one these items

    Reply

  2. Jeannie

    July 25, 2020 at 7:04 am

    Where can I purchase these stairs? How long are stairs that have an 8 foot rise?

    Reply

  3. DAVE heinzman

    August 2, 2020 at 12:19 pm

    very interested in buying a set of steps ….

    Reply

  4. Shashi Sharma

    September 28, 2020 at 2:59 am

    Interested in buying folding stairs

    Reply

  5. Nick Vukelja

    December 29, 2020 at 2:48 am

    I require a foldable wooden staircase of about 10′ to 11′ in length (to be verified). Location is to be on a corridor going to rooms and bathroom thus unit has to be foldable against left wall of corridor.
    Can you quote such a unit?

    Reply

  6. Harald Lehmann

    July 4, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    Please send me your informations with pricelist for your folding staircase:
    Harald Lehmann
    Mozartstr. 56
    D-42115 Wuppertal

    Thanking in advance, I remai,

    with kind regards,

    Reply

  7. Charles Bohannon

    July 14, 2021 at 2:11 pm

    Hello. We are interested in purchasing the Bcompact stair’s. If you could email purchasing information we would appreciate it. Please email information to cabohannon40@yahoo.com.

    Reply

  8. Benjamin Dean

    August 4, 2021 at 3:01 am

    I just found your stairs on the web. My wife and I are fascinated with the concept and would like a brochure on them with specifications and lengths available. Are they available in the United States?
    Benjamin Dean

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Load More By Happy Jasta
Load More In Interior

Check Also

Nervous System Creates Corollaria Staircase Railing Inspired by Plant Tissues

New York-based design studio Nervous System has created ...

Follow Us

 

Newsletter

Our favorites

best-home-decorating-ideas

best-home-decorating-ideas

best-modern-chair-design

best-easy-diy-projects-and-crafts

modern-pet-furniture-ideas