Italian studio Disguincio & Co has produced a concept for a spiral staircase with steps made from folds of fibreglass.
The Folio Staircase by Pordenone-based practice Disguincio & Co would comprise a repeated sequence of steps that slot into each other to make a spiral staircase.
Each step is flexible and relatively weak, but when pieced together the
whole staircase would become stable and robust, says designer Mirk
The steps would be made from fibreglass reinforced with carbon fibre
strips, although Daneluzzo hopes to utilise other materials in the
future. "We are actually doing research to select environmentally
sustainable solutions to have a natural fibre and bio-polymer-matrix
composite," he told Dezeen.
For the moment there is no working prototype of the staircase, only a small model. "We are working to make it as soon as possible, in collaboration with some producers," added Daneluzzo.