These Chic Wooden Ladders Are The Perfect Solution For Making the Most of Small Outdoor Spaces

published Jul 11, 2020
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Maximizing small spaces is always a good idea—creating functional, clutter-free nooks that suit your needs and aesthetics—and outdoor areas like balconies and patios are no exception. Urban Balcony has pieces specifically designed for this purpose, demonstrating that even the smallest of spaces, from a tiny NYC balcony to a slab of concrete behind your house, can be transformed.

Urban Balcony is a modular collection by Meneghello Paolelli Associati for Unopiù—a European company founded in 1978 in the Italian countryside specializing in outdoor furnishings—that’s described as “young,”“fresh,” and “interpreting urban living with new quality vision.” It is made up of six versatile pieces, which can be mixed and matched to suit your space.

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10-rung ladders made of durable iroko wood form the foundation of the collection. They are available in three different sizes of varying widths and can be affixed to the wall or ceiling (kit included). Shorter ladders designed to be affixed to railings are also available in three different sizes which vary in width.

In addition to looking chic, the ladders serve a functional purpose. To that end, Meneghello Paolelli Associati has designed several white aluminum accessories that hang off or sit on top of the rungs. These include sleek white pots in three different widths (perfect for holding your plant babies or an herb garden), trays in three different widths (for showcasing more plant children or other small decorative items), a simple clothes drying rack, and a small cupboard available in varying widths.

The Urban Balcony collection is available for purchase on the Unopiù website. Here you’ll also find an assortment of garden furniture, lights, and accessories on sale.