Contemporary Beauty Inspired by the Past
E. Pearce Revisited
Designers often turn to history for inspiration. But rather than looking to reproduce past works, what if instead we interpret, using technologies that are completely current? Extraordinary design can result.
Case in point? This staircase that design firm, workshop/apd created for its contemporary update of a modern Tribeca loft.
The work pays homage to this Baroque staircase attributed to 17th century English master Edmund Pearce (on exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.)
According to the firm, “Where Pearce incorporated oak leaves and pine cones, we digitized interlaced tree branches to create an element of modern-day beauty and craft in water-jet cut steel, bringing fancifulness and ornamentation back to architecture.
“Like its predecessor, the dramatic scroll – now in perforated steel – weaves the two floors together in a unique way.”
See more views and details at workshop/apd’s Web site.