Oak Spiral Staircase with Metal Backbone
Spiral staircases are the perfect opportunity to explore curvaceous design concepts as each tread wraps around a central pivot, ever rising to the floor above. Here, French designer, Paul Coudamy has taken the concept of the standard spiral staircase and recreated it into an oak stairwell that expands the size of the treads at 3 steps from the bottom to create an easy to access platform with tread wedges that almost double in size as they get closer to the ground. It is as though the oak is pouring off of each tread to create an ever growing pool of wood as each tread descends downward. The “spilling” of each step is further enhanced by changing the angle of the oak planking on each level and rounding the points where each of the two angles meet the curve.