Thursday, 22 September 2011

Going Up

We're all for making grand entrances, and there's nothing like a sculptural staircase to enhance the experience. Paul Smith's flagship Seoul store (above) is breathtakingly modern outside yet inside English tradition rules. We love the salon hang, the fluid flow of the banister and how it leads you up. We love Korean artist Do Ho Soh's whimsical stairs created from his trademark translucent fabric (below) while Olafur Eliasson's surreal stairs really do lead nowhere, though with grace. We're lucky to have the award winning, FJMT designed Surry Hills library just around the corner housing a spiral set of stairs with strong sculptural flair. And one case we'd like to scale sits within the Metropol Parasol we mentioned a few weeks back. It's one of the most inspirational staircases we've seen.

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