A work of high design, great modernity and aesthetic rationality in a contemporary villa of strong personality: the plan of this Interbau design staircase was developed with the contribution of the architect Gianluca Montanari dello studio MGGM and was created to match up with the building of extraordinary charm that carries it.
The design provided few references to the outdoors – that are typical of a ’60s-’70s working-class residential neighbourhood – focusing on the improvement of the indoor look of the house, which overlooks and reflects a single central structure.
The staircase, conceived as a core element both structurally and aesthetically, was supposed to correspond to a strong concept: pervading the inside space with a remarkable personality that mirrors the refinement of the whole building.
For this villa, Interbau created a staircase that connects all of the four floors, placing it in a fair-faced concrete space with embossed resin-coated iron steps, fixed directly to the concrete masonry, and big railings in monolithic glass.
Interbau’s designers issued one more challenge to themselves: iron steps are firmly inserted in a wall board, so as to prop up with a light, harmonious embossed effect. The banister, consisting of a single 50kg/m² glass panel, was stuck to the outer side of the steps without touching the floors, so as to weigh evenly on the stair flight.
Materials were chosen with utmost care: steps are made of iron coated with dark gray spatulate resin (Gobbetto resin ((link)) Dega Art Spatolato Diorite) that gives the staircase an unrefined, almost industrial look.
Interbau was particularly careful in the preparation of the assembling. After an in-depth analysis was carried out, superstructures were arranged to install the stair with greater ease: the heavy glass panels were lifted with special tailor-made brackets. Such precision dispelled any risk of complication during the setup, assuring the perfect placing of every single component as well as the respect of installation times.
The output? A masterpiece, to the maximum satisfaction of both the designer and the client. A stair that is the undisputed protagonist of the building.