10 Smart and Surprising Under-Stair Design Solutions

In Japan, step-chest cabinets are so common that they have a designated name: kaidan dansu. The original staircase cabinets date back to 1702 and were used to store valuables. Architect Kotaro Anzai built this contemporary iteration at a home in Koriyama, Japan, using linden plywood, iron handles, and treads made of ash. #dwell #understairs