Often interior design is focused on seeking emptiness. When we clean up the house we seek it to be empty, of impurities, of what is unnecessary and of what is superfluous. Glass is an element that helps us to achieve this goal of creating an empty space. It’s transparency let’s light through, giving us the feeling that a space it is empty and spacious, transforming what could be a dark and gloomy interior. It’s the optimal solution for room that receive too little light.
When it comes to interior design, glass has many uses.
Glass Stairs made popular by architect Peter Brohlin’s for the iconic Fifth Avenue Apple Store in New York, have started to show up in many a residence. An all-glass stair has treads (steps), a stringer (diagonal support) and a rail of glass. While this stair is actually cantilevered from a support (likely a piece of steel) hidden in the wall, the stair is essentially all glass.
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