The flamboyant stairs in Seehotel Riva in Constance have an exclusive design. It is the sophisticated shape of the premium-class stair architecture that is initially impressive. The technical challenges involved in the design of the stairs were overcome and excellently put into practice. The elliptically curved balustrade stringers made of flat steel with a white lacquer finish contrast appealingly with the fine wooden cover of the folding stairs. Another highlight is the underside soffit curved in line with the flight run of the spiral stairs. The harmony of steel and wood is the most striking feature of the self-supporting staircase’s interplay of geometry, material and light.