An unmistakably contemporary project where walnut was the primary material of choice for the client. With a small but tall glazed entrance, they sought a striking staircase which married walnut and stainless steel but which allowed light to pass through in order to maximise the sense of space. Additionally the clients stipulated that, although glass was a desirable material, they did not want any visible fingerprints and we therefore selected a unique 'shattered' and toughened glass laminate panel for the staircase risers.
Bonsai worked in conjunction with excellent local companies Atec Engineering and Stainless Steel Fabrications for the assortment of beautifully made balustrade, string wedges, hand rail, newel plates and glass. Lastly we installed an engineered walnut flooring in an attractive natural grade to match the primary staircase material.
The following summarises our involvement on the project:
Broken glass risers allow plenty of light through the staircase
Closeup of the LED reflecting through the risers on to the stair tread
American walnut on the staircase and floor tone well together and are offset by the metal fixings and bold LED
A neat aluminium fixing for the handrail
Meticulous attention to detail with neat fixings throughout and a matching plate inlaid into the top of the newel
Metal fetaures strongly in this distinctly modern staircase
The steel wedges in the string are both structurally important and aesthetically pleasing