DeDraft had a vision. They wanted to create a dark, monolithic, angular staircase that would ascend vertically as a central standalone feature element. Black Diamond Richlite was chosen as the facing finish in order to provide a stark contrast over the three levels, against the laminations of the birch ply core and the entirely white walls enclosing it.
They preferred a raw appearance and for this chose the matt-finished Richlite, that reduced reflections and eliminated the wear of daily use on treads and balustrade. DeDraft also loved this finish as it gave the stair a more subtle and natural aesthetic, offering a durable and robust surface that could be continually enhanced as required. The exposed ply laminations to tread edges and handrail act as a contrast, both materially and visually with Richlite being experienced to both the touch of feet and hands.