Sylvanus came across an ancient wooden ladder in an old barn while restoring an 18th century coach house in remote Yorkshire a few years ago. Subsequent investigation revealed it to be a vintage patented Hatherley Lattistep, now no longer in production, but hailed in its time as the forerunner of the modern stepladder.
This unexpected treasure inspired him to produce a modern homage to the original. It’s easy to see why. The structure, conceived in the late 19th century for chambermaids and librarians at work in the numerous nooks and crannies of the Gloucestershire mansion Hatherley House (now Hatherley Manor Hotel) combines strength with elegance, practicality with beauty, and convenience with style.
Sylvanus’ modern version is built in FSC approved timber, with all-British components built to last. It is lightweight and has been hand assembled with cast brass, stainless steel fittings, and finished in organic oils.
Tall, and sleek, blending contemporary with tradition, it makes a unique and stylish addition to any modern home.
Available in three, five and six step versions and a choice of three timber options: Scots Pine, European Oak and American Black Walnut.