We've always loved the look and dual function of a step Tansu chest - storage and staircase rolled into one beautifully crafted piece. It's an invention born out of necessity in small spaces. Look closely at this photo and you'll see a modern Tansu-style chest doubling as stairs too.
Look familiar? It's the popular IKEA Trofast storage system in the step combination. It seems the bottom steps of the staircase were removed and the Trofast was inserted for a cost-effective way to create additional, accessible storage.
(pic via ATLA)