The CanopyStair system of tree-steps can be attached to a tree trunk to form a spiral staircase that you can walk right up. The best part: you don’t even need tools!
Designed with the tree in mind, the CanopyStair system is built in such a way as to leave no mark or damage to the tree it is attached to.
The concept was conceived by designers Robert McIntyre and Thor ter Kulve while on a trip to the Azores.
After realizing their view of the ocean was being blocked by a large stone wall, the two would climb a tree located in the garden to watch the surrounding sea and sunsets.
Naturally, after discussing easier ways to get up the tree, the two friends came up with an idea that would allow them to easily walk up and down using a system of steps.
The CanopyStair is made of a lightweight cast aluminum tripod frame. The treads and handrails attach quickly by use of a simple ratchet strap system.
It uses an aeronautical engineering technique as the basis for its unique design, meant to be more than just a means to a view.