Dutch designer Floris Schoonderbeek asked a simple question: Why shouldn’t we see a staircase as a piece of furniture?

His answer is the Elementstair, a spiral fiberglass staircase inspired by a water slide. Comprised of modular pieces, the stair can take on various configurations and heights, existing as part of the furniture, not the architecture, of its home. Schoonderbeek and partner Dick van Hoff describe the work of their design studio, Weltevree, as "redolent with a palpable originality."

Elementstair Spiral Fiberglass Staircase

Above: The stair is sold in pieces with descriptive names like "Endless," "Step Up," and "Step Off."

Elementstair Spiral Fiberglass Staircase

Above: The staircase is available in any of several thousand RAL Colors.

Elementstair Spiral Fiberglass Staircase

Above: An installation of the staircase at the Milan Furniture Fair.



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