There is no image altering going on, no wires too thin to be caught on camera, just a single elegant wrapping band of thick steel crisscrossed to create a marvelous gravity-defying metal staircase – designed by HSH Architekti.


It seems almost impossible to believe but these stairs are so solid they do not bend perceptibly under human weight. Secured firmly to the wall, each tread is held firmly in place by tension forces and the zigzag pattern is accentuated by the use of a reversing black-and-white color pattern alternating with each step.


Despite being the creation of the same designer, this solid staircase is almost the opposite of the the steel stair system showed above – massive and variegated with added decorative extensions that double as shelves for decor.