Space is at a premium in most of our homes, yet many of us still have an unattractive stepladder cluttering up the spare room, the cupboard under the stairs or a corner of the dining room. We need these unsightly aluminium steps to get us into the loft, reach store cupboard items on the top shelf or dust the lampshades, but surely someone could have come up with a better solution by now. Couldn’t they? We would keep them in the shed, but it is such a pain to go and get them every time.

Well, yes, someone has finally come up with an elegant, space-efficient and innovative way of keeping a handy set of stepladders in your home. Barcelona-based design team Co&Co invented The Corner Ladder, which folds up neatly after use. Simple design, done beautifully.