Spiral Staircase Effortlessly Flows by Floor-to-Ceiling Bookcase

Staircase designers Bisca show just how much character that this architectural element can bring to a space. While working with a client in Yorkshire Dales, Northern England, the company was tasked with replacing an ill-fitting staircase. Their new design needed to reflect a modern sensibility and allow more light into the ground level, as it has only a single window. Bisca's solution is a stunning set of spiral stairs. The back is capped with a smooth, white finish that mimics the ceiling, and it effortlessly flows from two stories. Better yet, the design also complements the impressive floor-to-ceiling bookcase that's anchored against the wall.

The staircase features a mixture of natural materials punctuated by an industrial-feeling aesthetic. Pale English Oak was used on the treads and risers while forge-formed steel makes up the balustrade uprights. Hand-stitched leather is on the handrail, and its slightly-distressed appearance makes it look as though generations of people have passed up and down.

Bisca website
via [Freshome]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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