More than just a staircase.

Guy Phoenix 15 Nov, 2018

A staircase can be so much more than a method of getting from one level to another. It can be a piece of art or an element of engineering wizardry. The stairs at our Fairmont development in Nottingham is a bit of both.

Due to its linear nature and clear risers the stair possesses a lightweight feel to look at. In truth it is anything but. Steel sections are suspended from a rigid frame meaning the stair can hover just above the ground. By cutting short some of the sections the ‘suspension’ effect is disguised creating a feel of weightlessness. A juxtaposition against the rigid heavy frame work.

It may interest you to know that Guy designed the stair on napkin on a train back from London!

Suspended staircase at Fairmont, Edwalton, Nottingham.

Strip light LEDs provide a gentle wash of light across the treads.

Back of suspended staircase at Fairmont, Edwalton, Nottingham.

From different angles the LED lights present a sharp linear edge.

Tread detail of staircase at Fairmont, Edwalton, Nottingham.

The best quality of carpet and underlay results in an enjoyable and silent descent/ascent.

Handrail detail of staircase at Fairmont, Edwalton, Nottingham.

The high gloss finish results in reflections of light and the shapes of the stair treads.

Stair banister detail staircase at Fairmont, Edwalton, Nottingham.

The LED strip lights are hidden in a purpose made recess. But offer a rewarding sight from below.

Staircase floating tread at Fairmont, Edwalton, Nottingham.

A moment of magic.

Every element of a Guy Phoenix home is designed with great care and attention. We strive to deliver exciting and imaginative properties at every opportunity whilst providing our clients with a property they truly love.

In the meantime take a look at some of our past projects, including our Tanglewood development in Colston Bassett, Nottinghamshire.