Floating Staircase by Jordi Vayreda - Beautiful or Dangerous ?
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Floating Staircase by Jordi Vayreda – Beautiful or Dangerous ?

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This beautiful floating staircase designed by Jordi Vayreda and her Spanish design studio Jordivayreda Projectteam is something that you like to see, but just that. Personally I think that these stairs are quite dangerous, especially after I’ve read “The most common causes of death due to injury in the United States” , and found out that in 2000, 1,307 people died falling on and from stairs and steps. Finally what do you think ? Are these stairs something that you’ll want in your house, or you’d rather prefer something traditional and safe. – Via – Neatorama

21 comments

  • spineemike May 13, 2008 at 15:33 PM Login to Reply →

    Where’s the handrail?! Code violation!

  • Pragma May 13, 2008 at 16:59 PM Login to Reply →

    What’s the weight limit on those things, especially out on the edge?

    I’d hate to bend or break one while trying to move furniture into the loft. Also I’d expect them to get quite springy if you were to jump/run onto them.

    On the upshot, they might help cushion a fall since they’re cantilevered like that.

  • Jamie May 13, 2008 at 20:12 PM Login to Reply →

    Only a possibility in homes with NO kids, and homes where alcohol is never ever consumed. Let alone medications that could cause dizziness or drowsiness.

    I wonder if a clear stair banister could help at all?

  • Mary T. May 13, 2008 at 20:58 PM Login to Reply →

    My dog would never climb those! They look great, but they couldn’t even put a handrail on the wall? I think the real design challenge would be to create a staircase that’s beautiful, but also safe.

  • Shari May 14, 2008 at 00:02 AM Login to Reply →

    These look cool, but I think that not having a handrail in the interest of aesthetics is irresponsible. I guess slaves to minimalism would rather take the risk than have a safer staircase, but I wouldn’t even consider it.

  • Khoa Tran May 14, 2008 at 01:16 AM Login to Reply →

    This only works in video games and perfume commercials, not in real life. Bring anybody over to the house and show them this, their first reaction will be scared.

    I don’t think I could comfortably walk up and down these stairs at 3am to go get a late night snack.

  • Santiago May 14, 2008 at 05:26 AM Login to Reply →

    My grandfather’s house had a staircase just like that, although the steps were solid oak, and the secret for its stability is that the steps are affixed to a brick wall and have a complex set of metal anchors inside the wall, it’s not as scary as it sounds, you just have to avoid climbing it while drunk.
    The staircase i’m describing is also quite resistant, as we moved my grandfather’s turn-of-the-century, solid wood desk and the steps did not buckle or crack, even after 50 years of being there.

  • simon May 14, 2008 at 19:10 PM Login to Reply →

    don’t people have building codes? I know that that kind of stuff is illegal where I come from. Building codes aren’t just to keep you safe but to keep anyone who comes into your home safe i.e. Neighbors, friends, family, police, firefighters etc. Stairs like that would void your home insurance. No real estate agent would be able to sell your house.

    But they look cool

  • Ellis Benus May 14, 2008 at 21:21 PM Login to Reply →

    Screw handrails!
    Who CARES about safety when something looks that good?!

    I’ve been in love with the floating staircase since I first laid eyes on one.
    I’m ashamed to say that the first time I saw one was in the movie The Island, but still, they are awesome.

    As soon as I have a two story home I really want one.
    I might have to re-think this when we have children,
    but until then, don’t step off the side. :-)

  • Trevor May 15, 2008 at 18:56 PM Login to Reply →

    I work for an insurance company and no way would we insure this house without a handrail.

  • dru May 18, 2008 at 01:13 AM Login to Reply →

    Ah, most remarks are the wonders of a litigious society. I can’t wait to visit Venice once all the railings are installed along the canals. Nothing like pandering to the lowest common denominator.

    Sigh, I miss survival of the fittest. Thank God for mini bikes, our last hope.

  • Caryn May 28, 2008 at 11:19 AM Login to Reply →

    I agree. I see building code issues, insurance issues, not to mention serious safety issues. Sure they look cool, but are you still going to feel that way after falling off them?

  • ibrahim October 2, 2008 at 11:34 AM Login to Reply →

    they should definitely make one out of some translucent material.

  • MEEP October 13, 2008 at 03:44 AM Login to Reply →

    i would totally fall off that! i mean come on!
    its one of those things that looks really cool but keeps you from doing small things like getting a midnight snack because why take the risk.
    I give it a big thumbs down.
    I would be so scared that one of them would break as well.

  • hannah October 21, 2008 at 15:01 PM Login to Reply →

    im up for it, but id want a floating handrail. My vertigo outways my adventure. Something just to steady myself would be really helpful, and it wouldn’t have to mess up the design. I think floating shelves (shorter) just above head height would be a cool way to emphazize the design.

  • catalina February 16, 2009 at 16:09 PM Login to Reply →

    simply beautiful.

  • chris bright December 2, 2009 at 18:25 PM Login to Reply →

    Hello,
    Am Mr. Chris Bright and will like to place an order regarding some stairs from your
    company to Norway. I will appreciate you email me back with the types that you carry in stock and
    their price ranges,also your terms of payment as well.I will like to be one of
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  • pyro December 2, 2009 at 23:13 PM Login to Reply →

    thank god for pocket bikes! hmmm, i wonder if you can ride down these babies on a bike…

  • jordivayreda October 14, 2010 at 11:18 AM Login to Reply →

    hi mr. Chris Bright, how I can send a mail?

  • Maria Papadopoulou November 22, 2010 at 13:57 PM Login to Reply →

    I believe that these steps are only decorative and nothing else

  • Julia May 24, 2011 at 23:03 PM Login to Reply →

    These are simply awesome. I am remodeling now, where can I get those and what’s the price?