Wowee! How completely amazing is this stair? Arrrghhh, the awesomeness is killing me! This fine work belongs to an Italian architect Francesco Librizzi and is situated in an original 1900s building in Milan. Ok, so let’s just ignore for a moment that this design doesn’t actually comply with the stringent building regulations in this country. Also, let’s forget about the practicalities of climbing up thin steel frame “treads” (it’s just like a glorified three-dimensional ladder). I am still most impressed that someone has managed to rethink and redefine a conventional staircase, and in turn create a beautiful sculptural object with exquisite proportions and ethereal geometry.

Extreme love!

p.s. This reminds me of one of my favourite posts from the archives – Thin Black Lines. Also, you can find more yellowtrace curated stair p*rn in this post.

[Photography by Giovanna Silva, via Domus.]

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Dana Tomić Hughes
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Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Design Strategy, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places & experiences.

9 Responses

  1. Anna

    I don’t have access to the NCC at the moment, but I think you could have something like this in Australia, it would just be classified as a ladder and not a stair, for obvious reasons!

    I seem to remember coming across this issue at uni.

    Very beautiful ladder though.


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