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Feature Curve Stairs_Works Ltd_Soho Loft, Wardour Street, London W1

Completed: April 2013

Diapo has been commissioned from the early design development stage thought to the manufacturing of this unique feature central staircase.

The Brief _ was to create a sculptural monolithic look with an emphasis on unconventional forms and shape. This stunning feature stair is a self supported scissor stairs in quarter moon shape features curved natural stone and exotic wood to provide a luxurious and exquisite finish. Emphasis is mainly on creating a continuous and homogenous flow throughout the intricate details of the whole entity. Features also include full height glass balustrade recess handrail and hidden lighting.

Manufacturing _ Stairs steel structure consists of continuous steel folded plates braced between Zig Zag stringer creating a steel mono-coque structure which would act as an inner core to be fully clad. At its widest point the stairs is a grand 3.5 meters wide down to 1 meter While the internal run of treads is to be top clad in curve natural stone the under soffit in contrast would be in hard wood. Once again whether the challenge in manufacturing, our well considered and carefully dedicated team tallied with a good network of suppliers Diapo has elevated itself beyond the expectation.