Continuing our 2023 review, we have selected 10 striking staircases published on Dezeen this year, from prefabricated plywood steps at a Cornish home to a colourful set for an opera in a Swiss theatre. Architects and designers have continued to find clever solutions to travelling on foot from one storey to another in 2023 by
American interior designer Kelly Wearstler has paired a towering tree with speckled burl wood panelling and vintage furniture by Carlo Scarpa at the Ulla Johnson flagship store in West Hollywood. Wearstler created the light-filled, two-storey shop as the flagship Los Angeles location for Johnson’s eponymous clothing brand. The duo worked together to envisage the sandy-hued
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Bespoke scalloped edges and a Verner Panton S-Chair feature at the Pops holiday apartment in Kraków, which Furora Studio designed to be more playful than a permanent home. Named Pops after lollipops, the dwelling was conceived by Diana Żurek and Gutek Girek of Polish firm Furora Studio. “The project is a temporary apartment for anyone
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Design studio Kin has created the Edinburgh office interior for global law firm Dentons, featuring a communal rotunda with no doors and an open-plan bar. Manchester-based Kin designed the office at 9 Haymarket Square – a mixed-use development in Edinburgh. The studio sought to “challenge the conventional approach to design for legal practices” when creating
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Interior designer Linda Bergroth has added colourful beams to the Amsterdam concept store for plastic-free paint brand Cover Story, which was designed to streamline the redecorating process for shoppers. The “paint studio” is the second iteration of Cover Story outlets designed by Bergroth, who also created the interiors for the Finnish brand’s flagship Helsinki store.
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Gradated lava stone flooring and suspended planet-like orbs feature at the Cafe Nuances coffee shop in Paris, which was created by Dezeen Awards-nominated studio Uchronia. Located on the city’s Rue de la Tremoille, the coffee shop is the third Uchronia-designed branch for Parisian coffee roaster Cafe Nuances. The one-room shop is fronted by a bright
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A floating sauna and a cavernous coastal grotto feature in our latest lookbook, which collects eight sauna interiors that provide a warming antidote to colder months. Usually contained within a single room, a sauna is a sealed place where visitors experience dry or wet heat produced through a variety of mechanisms that are designed to
An exposed raw concrete facade fronts the Trunk Hotel Yoyogi Park, which Japanese studio Keiji Ashizawa Design and Danish firm Norm Architects conceived as a minimalist retreat in the heart of the city. Marking the third location in a trio of Trunk hotels in Tokyo, the design of the boutique hotel was rooted in the concept
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London studio Wright and Wright has completed the final phase of its redevelopment of St John’s College at the University of Oxford, restoring two libraries and a 17th-century courtyard. Carried out in three main stages, the project was conceived by Wright and Wright 10 years ago to revamp and expand facilities at St John’s College,
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A tactile Amsterdam apartment and a birch plywood-lined extension feature in our latest lookbook, which collects eight loft conversions created for maximum space. Architects and designers often open out the room located directly under the roof of a house to create extra living areas or storage space. Whether they were renovations of an existing room