Developed by Gestion Rene Desjardins for clientele living in Montreal, Canada, this gorgeous staircase is an ode to the home owners new identified adore of modern art. Initially a conservative, the homeowner was launched to a function of art by Ken Lum and “found” a new found fascination with the more present day approach to both art and design and style. He began going to present day ar2rk galleries and gradually designed a passion that would be extended into the rebuilding of his newly bought Montreal home. To aid him obtain his vision of an artistic and contemporary space, the house owner brought designer Rene Desjardins onboard to oversee the venture. Rene’;s manifest is “Less is A lot more” without having forsaking comfort, sensuality, function, and most importantly – the client’;s persona. As a piece de resistance in the new residence, this outstanding steel staircase runs throughout the space creating a dynamic visual of multi sized circles flocking collectively to produce a singular lacy balustrade. It is as though the black circles are floating and drifting whilst at the same time joining to generate a swarm of safety to all who travel the walnut treads
The walnut floors of the property proceed on the stairwell treads and include a layer of warmth to the stark black steel circles. The notion of producing the plane of circles out of different sizes generates a sense of fluidity and movement that is additional enhanced when each daylight and artificial light pass by way of the unfavorable spaces produced by the gaps between the circles for a constantly modifying dance of shadows.
The Iron Lace continues along the overhead mezzanine to produce a textural lightness and transparency that adds a whimsical touch to an spot that is usually functional and uneventful.
The tall, dark façade to the fireplace brings in the verticality to develop a circular composition that starts with the dark grey furnishings prior to moving on to the fireplace and then up and about the railing and back down the stairs.
The balustrade is a contemporary function of art that could easily be framed and cordoned off as a “appear and will not touch” sculpture, but designer Rene Desjardins created this contemporary ar2rk kind to be an integral and practical set up that is not only meant to be touched, but also utilized. Gestion Rene Desjardins