Wooden Spiral Staircase Has Fanning Steps Flowing Into Graceful Form

We've marveled over a number of beautiful staircases recently, and the Risa by Norwegian architect Tron Meyer is no different. The modern spiral staircase is made entirely from locally-sourced laminated wood that's formed into graceful, curving steps. Normally, you'd see something like this constructed in concrete or steel; Meyer's creation breaks conventions while also implementing a design that increases the amount of walkable surface area.

The Risa staircase features a smooth, sleek look where each component fans out and flows into a larger form. Its steps are precisely cut using computer-controlled machinery, and they are comprised of three sections which are later combined to form a single piece. The lower area of the step is carved in a concave shape that adds a unique visual touch. Additionally, it provides more width closer the the stair's central column; having this extra space makes it safer when you traverse the Risa.

Meyer's design is available in pine, spruce, ash, and oak woods. The staircase is assembled on site from standard pieces that can be customized to fit spatial constraints.

Tron Meyer website and Risa Staircase website
Photos by Rumi Baumann
via [This Isn't Happiness and Dezeen]

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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