Leander Angerer and I were commissioned to re-design a Georgian staircase over three stories for a client in North West London. We decided that instead of embellishing an already beautiful piece of joinery, we could subtract the parts that the client disliked, replacing them when necessary, with elements that would lighten the structure.
Tennis racket string sewn into the hand rail replaces the ballusters while a marble plinth replaces the first step and trellis work frame. Handrails were “bent” to remove extraneous parts - opening up the landing areas. High gloss epoxy floor paint, normally found in factories, creates a continuous pure white ribbon from top floor to bottom.