These beautifully adorned stairs make climbing them a joy to experience

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Art on Thursday 7 August 2014

Don’t you just sigh inwardly when you see a long flight of stairs right in front of you? Who looks forward to climbing them? I know I don’t. Not even if you promise me buns of steel after the arduous ascent. So it really helps if I see a staircase artfully treated in the most […]

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M.C. Escher’s impossible staircase just became possible

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Architecture on Friday 4 October 2013

Dutch artist M.C. Escher’s famous impossible stairs — which cross infinitely — has now been reconstructed in real life by architecture firm dRMM on the grounds of London’s Tate Modern as part of the London Design Festival. The art installation combines 15 wooden stairways and is perfectly designed to bewilder visitors.

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Unsettling staircase installations

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Thursday 24 January 2013

Swiss artists Lang/Baumann are clearly in love with stairs, judging by their installation work with curling waves of stairs in somewhat unsettlingly perilous ways. The beauty of these defiantly elegant creations goes to show that function isn’t everything.

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