Sliding Library Ladders in the Kitchen

Kitchen Inspiration

I'm always smitten when I see a library ladder in the kitchen. How neat! How convenient! But then I wonder: doesn't it get in the way? I fear I'd be tripping over it all the time.

Nevertheless, these images make me think it'd be something worth the extra bit of maneuvering. Oh, the ease when accessing high cupboards! Think of the storage possibilities!

What do you think? Do you have a library ladder? Would you want one?

Related: Storing the Step Ladder

(Images: 1. Peter Pennoyer Architects; 2. M. Steffens Interiors; 3. Design Traveler; 4. Eric Piasecki via Arianna Belle; 5. Dwellings; 6. PointClickHome via The Kitchn; 7. Francoise Bollack Architects via Houzz; 8. Skona Hem)