These stair risers are bookshelves in this amazing wood staircase design. An idea so clever, and so basic – yet this is the first time we’ve seen it. Why didn’t we think of that? From the outside, the staircase seems to be a very lightweight wood construction. And while we don’t know how it was built, we suspect there is a metal framework hidden inside the shelves for support. The big surprise? When you get to the desk under the stairs. The back of those risers are bookshelves! The home was designed by and is located in Venice. So intuitive, so simple, so brilliant. An idea whose time has definitely arrived.