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Before and After: A Squeezed-In Staircase

Designers Gabriella Gustafson & Mattias Ståhlbom from TAF were commissioned by a family in Stockholm, Sweden, to create a staircase in this cramped space.

To see the designers' surprising solution, just


The left-side photo shows the staircase looking up, while the right-side photo shows what the stairs look like from the top of the staircase. I love this design, but I wonder if sleepy stair travelers might go bump in the night if they don't pay attention to the pattern of the stairs.
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brooklyn25 brooklyn25 8 years
BRILLIANT!
brooklyn25 brooklyn25 8 years
BRILLIANT!
lostemilie lostemilie 8 years
Well it definitly looks great and I bet you get used to it after a while but I don´t even wanna think about how often my dog (yorkshire terrier) would fall down that staircase!
sofiaroca sofiaroca 8 years
beautiful but dangerous
sofiaroca sofiaroca 8 years
beautiful but dangerous
bingkaycoy bingkaycoy 8 years
I think it's nice if you have a small space but it looks "danger" to me, especially if you have kids or living with clumsy people around
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 8 years
That is amazingly beautiful adn cool... I would love that in my home.. but I hate stares and I bet Id hate walking down those....
lily8206 lily8206 8 years
They look fantastic but I wonder how practical they are...
melody20 melody20 8 years
that´s a great design, but my butt would look awful after a month! Really not practical.
aanyanka aanyanka 8 years
Yeah I would definitely break something trying to get up and down those everyday.
terryt18 terryt18 8 years
So freakin' cool! And yeah, I think you'd get used to it and not worry about an accident. And it looks so cool!
Schaianne Schaianne 8 years
I'd fall and break my neck on those! No thanks .. pretty though!
eyesparkle eyesparkle 8 years
looks good but seems dangerous... especially in heels.
Jamaella Jamaella 8 years
chic and beautiful
Jamaella Jamaella 8 years
chic and beautiful
sfbutterfly24 sfbutterfly24 8 years
My grandma's house has stairs like this and I STILL almost break my neck everytime I go down AND up them!!
talloolah talloolah 8 years
wow that is very interesting. love it!
lovehb lovehb 8 years
very creative but easily dangerous.
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 8 years
No* handrail, I meant!
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 8 years
No* handrail, I meant!
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 8 years
So gorgeous and innovative! In my old dorm I had a loft section, and there was a slightly slanted but still very steep ladder leading up to it, and since this was freshman year, there were a few drunk nights that could have posed a lot of danger. . .but you get so agile using it after a while that navigating it becomes second nature. I'd guess this would be similar. You'd definitely get the hang of it after a few time. Also, people were mentioning how there is now handrail. . .with our ladder we used the upper rungs to hold onto, and this looks steep enough where you could do the same thing. I LOVE it!
citizenkane citizenkane 8 years
I would break my neck.
citizenkane citizenkane 8 years
I would break my neck.
megania megania 8 years
wow! that is beautiful.
megania megania 8 years
wow! that is beautiful.
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