Blackened Folded Steel Plate Stair

Two sets of stairs were fabricated at the Caliper Studio shop in Brooklyn and then installed on the site of a newly constructed townhouse on West 122nd Street. The deceivingly simple aesthetic is actually achieved with a complicated assembly of laser cut and bent parts. The result is a steel plate winder stair. The winding geometry was specifically designed to fit the unique corner spaces. The finish is a custom hand rubbed patina. Careful detailing at joints and glass connections add to the cleverness of the design.

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Winder underside

Winder underside as bent tread plates are mounted onto stringer subassemblies.

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As part of the fabrication process the stair is fully mocked up in the shop.

Guardrail corner and baluster detail
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Detail showing tonal variation intrinsic to the blackening process.