This staircase is as much a work of art or sculptural centerpiece as it is an interior design element. Cast against the light wood floors, white walls and ceiling the stairs stand out at all angles – a mass of bending and twisting angular metal unlike any spiral staircases you have ever seen. Designed by Thomas Laurens, these metal stairs are sure to be the talk of any dinner party – especially when someone gets stabbed by them.
Sp why make the stairs stand out so much? For one thing, they are actually quite functional, providing a broad walking path to connect the upper and lower stories of this Amsterdam flat. Moreover, they provide a unique view from every standpoint around them – critical since they occupy the physical center of the space. Also, they provide a partial conceptual/visual divide to create sub-spaces within the single interior volume.