Paying homage to the Baroque staircase attributed to 17th century English master Edmund Pearce (on exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art), workshop/apd fashioned a contemporary update for a modern Tribeca loft. Where Pearce incorporated oak leaves and pine cones, workshop/apd digitized interlaced tree branches to create an element of modern-day beauty and craft in water-jet cut steel, bringing fancifulness and ornamentation back to architecture. Like its predecessor, the dramatic scroll — now in perforated steel — weaves the two floors together in a unique way.
This is the staircase I wish I had in my home. It combines the best elements of clean and timeless interior design: undulating curvilinear lines juxtaposed against clean and stark surfaces. And I’m in love with the perforated banister sides. Just amazing.
(Image via Design Milk)