half-turn staircase / straight / stainless steel frame / wooden steps
stainless steel frame
TUMI, the leading international premium luggage company recently opened its flagship London store, located on Regent Street. The 223 square meter space houses an elegant, bespoke staircase, engineered, fabricated and installed by CANAL architectural.
In collaboration with the award winning designer Dror Benshetrit and architect’s Househam Henderson, the concept was to construct a dramatic, highly polished stainless steel and glass staircase. The store hosts the company’s first ever feature staircase and reflects TUMI’s signature polished, mirror-like theme.
The elegant design of staircase appears to float in front of the rear wall creating a striking illusion. The stringers of the stair are constructed from 20mm solid polished stainless steel, adding a huge amount of strength to the structure. The glass balustrade was constructed from 21.5mm low iron, high strength glass and features a polished 42mm stainless steel handrail which follows the line of the stair, continuing onto the floor above where the design of the balustrade continues, overlooking the floor below. The same level of attention to detail was placed on the design of this project as with each piece of TUMI luggage and this is shown through the extensive use of mirror polished stainless steel, right down to the nosing fixtures on the glossy porcelain treads.
The success of the staircase can firstly be credited to the stunning concept that was brought to CANAL and secondly to the team of specialists here at CANAL who worked closely with Milk Structures to complete the feature.