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.

 

Architects
DeDraft

Project
ET Residence

Fabricator
Traditional Cupboard Company

Material
Richlite Black Diamond

Location
London 

Application
Staircase