Amazing Staircase by TAF Arkitektkontor

Amazing Staircase by TAF Arkitektkontor

Maxwell Ryan
Aug 28, 2008

Paging through ID the other night we read about this young architecture/design firm in Stockholm, TAF Arkitektkontor (or TAF for short), and, while we liked almost everything we saw, it was their staircase design that really got us...

Made of pine wedges that were originally prefab kitchen worktops, this staircase ascends quickly and probably wouldn't pass code in the US, unless you were able to call it a sculpture. It also tells you which foot to start with and is not ambidextrous, like a common staircase. But the strong texture and the muscular variation of shadow and form from left to right is memorable and compelling. Plus, you just WANT to try these stairs.

TAF is Gabriella Gustafson and Mattias Ståhlbom.

>> TAF Arkitektkontor
>> ID Magazine article on TAF

>> The Original Amazing Staircase

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