Designed by Robert McIntyre and Thor ter Kulve, CanopyStair is a modular system of steps that can be attached without any tools in order to form a spiral staircase around a tree trunk. It was conceived when these product designers spent time in the Azores, unfortunately, the house where they staying was surrounded by a tall stone wall where only by climbing a tree in the garden they could watch the sun setting across the ocean. Inspired by this experience, they started to discuss ways of transforming a garden tree into a staircase where they could walk up and down easily to enjoy the view.
CanopyStair uses a cast aluminum tripod frame, lightweight tread, handrail, and a ratchet strap that can be used to fasten those steps into place. It’s lightweight and quick to assemble without damaging or creating any mark on the tree in any way.
Designer : Rob McIntyre & Thor ter Kulve