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Mackintosh Inspired Staircase –  Yorkshire Grit meets Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Lovely double page feature in March 16 edition of Inex on how Charles Rennie Mackintosh inspired a bespoke staircase in a West Yorkshire new build.

Bisca began life in Glasgow, and Richard McLane, founder and design director has long been inspired by the works of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. This staircase, sharing elements of Mackintosh style design is rooted in the integrity of the Arts and Crafts Movement.

Bisca are true bespoke staircase designers, not relying on kit or stock components. This is a great example of how starting with a blank sheet of paper and designing all stair parts from scratch, provides our clients with a dream staircase that suits the property perfectly. We can also assist with the design, manufacture and installation of other architectural elements in the stair area or property, such as glass walls, roof lights etc.

The main theme for the area around the staircase was flow of light, so pale oak and low iron glass were the obvious choices. The roof light detail shares the angular theme of the interior wall panels.

The fluidity of the handrail brings a slight softness as it flows from the feature organic shaped newels at the foot of the staircase up the stair and around the landing gallery. The journey up the staircase starts organically, but becomes more angular and Mackintosh-like as one reaches the first floor – with clean lines, panelled walls, central mirror and rectangular glass balustrade.

Overarching the whole staircase area is the beauty of the panelled floor/roof light which adds a touch of drama to the proceedings.