Staircase Miami

Miami, Florida 2017

interior design

project commission


Miami, Florida, USA

steel, wood

SADAR+VUGA (Jurij Sadar, Boštjan Vuga, Matjaž Bahor)

The office received a commission to design a staircase in a villa located in Miami Indians Creek Island. The pattern design is inspired by the typical Miami Art Deco aesthetics. The 2D – 3D idea of the villa signature pattern is transformed to 3D design for the stairs. The staircase serves not only as a utilitarian element which connects levels within the house but as the playful sculpture that fragments the movements of the house inhabitants.

The structure of the stairs is composed out of two frames that differ in size. Those two frames not only establish the pattern but form the structure of the staircase – on which the shelves and stairs are then added. Shelves design follows the same logic and they appear like a wireframed extrusions from the volume. Stairs, on the other hand, are more discreet, almost invisible behind the dense grid.

The proposed materials are painted steel for the construction frames and shelf extrusions, and a light plywood for stairs and shelves.