Kik-Step Rolling Stool
Step stool rolls smoothly on hidden casters, and locks when you stand on it
I have used a Kik-Step rolling stool for at least 15 years. Its design is simple and brilliant. Without any weight on it, you can roll it around easily. But with a bit of downward pressure, the round bottom rim hits the floor and it becomes a stable stepping stool. The slanting body design helps it avoid damaging walls and bookcases.
These were ubiquitous in libraries when I was growing up. In my office, it triples as an ottoman for stretching, a seat for when the couch overflows, and a short step for reaching high shelves.
They come in gobs of colors. And having been around for 50 years, there’s a robust aftermarket for parts.02/16/16