Bisca make superb bespoke staircases in glass, steel, wood and stone – but this outstanding feature staircase created for a house on the Hudson river in New York State has treads in Corian – possibly the first time this material has ever been used in this way.
To create a staircase that will connect the ground and first floors providing access to both left and right hand first floor balconies. Its shape to incorporate, complement and enhance the profile of the existing curved wall. The design to contain elements of stainless steel and to include connection interfaces for the Corian treads.
A contemporary staircase of stainless steel and Corian with a retro twist in the form of the stainless steel balustrade. Corian treads are supported by a satin polished stainless steel box spine down the central main flight, whilst the flights to the right and left galleries are cantilevered from the wall. Corian was chosen instead of marble or stone for its tactile qualities and warmth.
The amazing balustrade, of satin polished stainless steel bars following the curvature of the staircases and landings, was inspired by the railings and grandeur of the 1920’s cruise liners crossing the ocean between England and America in the halcyon days before air travel became the norm.
Elongated upright fixings were designed to minimise the cantilevered bulkhead of the landings and are an integral part of the balustrade with bright polished elements at the top and bottom.
At the foot of the main staircase, feature newels plunge down into the floor. On descending the central staircase, towards these organic newels, through the floor to ceiling windows you are met with a magnificent vista of the open forest.