Posts Tagged ‘Scandinavian design’
Alternating tread staircases, which positively wouldn’t be allowed here by the notoriously restrictive Vancouver design code, are for stairwells and spaces so narrow or steep that regular tread depth is not possible. As with the previous post on this blog, all of these photos were all found on the ever interesting stair porn.
It’s strangely gratifying when a design or craft tradition thought to have arisen autochthonous in one place and from one people turns out to have a far more mongrel origin. In my experience, when looking at artisanal and other design, it seems that cultural borrowing and hybridity are overwhelmingly the rule rather than the exception and purity has nothing to do with it.