A solid footing on an upward spiral
EeStairs designed a sweeping staircase for the new headquarters of Dutch manufacturer Vreugdenhil.
A striking wooden staircase for the sensational citizenM hotel, Rotterdam
The concept behind citizenM hotels is a straightforward one: to remove all hidden costs whilst providing a luxury environment for guests, and the Rotterdam hotel is no exception. The interior is characterised by citizenM’s iconic black and red colour scheme and enhanced with bold architectural features, including a centrepiece helical staircase with an eye-catching wooden finish, designed by concrete and built by EeStairs.
Visitors are welcomed to the hotel through the iconic citizenM red glazed entrance vestibule, before arriving in the double height foyer where the helical staircase is situated. The staircase has been carefully co-ordinated with the cabinetry and features a matching timber finish on the treads and outside of the balustrades, as well as black finish on the interior balustrade.
“concrete developed an excellent staircase design and it was a genuine pleasure to make the concept a reality. The natural appearance of the wooden staircase adds depth and texture to the entrance – whilst complementing the hotel’s interior,” said Cornelis van Vlastuin, EeStairs’ Creative Director.
After noticing the furniture, guests are drawn to the staircase and as they climb, are able to explore the objects on display in the wall covering cabinet. An understated brushed stainless steel handrail, set against the black balustrade, traces the graceful rise of the staircase, which creates a visual and physical connection between the entrance on the ground floor and the public lounge and dining area on the first.
Rob Wagemans, concrete’s founder, commented: “EeStairs executed this complex and playful design perfectly".
Outstanding design, which delivers an exceptional experience for guests, underpins the ethos behind citizenM, making this hotel perfect for both business and pleasure.
A close working relationship with clients, from the design stage, through to manufacture and installation, allows EeStairs to bring the most extraordinary Custom Designs to fruition, and deliver projects others might think are too channeging. With extensive experience of working with cutting edge materials and complex forms EeStairs is the perfect partner for even the most testing installations. EeStairs also offers a range of exceptionally chic Standard Design staircases and balustrades to inspire and enhance any environment.
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