Prestigious spiral stairs in the foyer of the German lacquer manufacturer Berger-Lacke appealingly designed in steel and wood. The selection of materials and the colour scheme provide appealing contrasts between the warm wood colours and the distinctive grey of the steel. The latter is impressively designed, with dominant balustrade stringers and a curved underside soffit. The modern folded construction of the spiral stairs provides the bearing structure for the wooden tread covers.
This project clearly illustrates that architects and design engineers do not only use stairs as a functional element to link the bottom of a building to the top. Especially the evenly curved spiral stairs are used as creative elements to design space due to their impressive shape. As in the Berger-Lacke project, prestigious spiral stairs can often be found in foyers or lobbies of corporate buildings or banks. With their creative potential, these stairs are also becoming increasingly popular in the private sector.