Pierre Plantée, Saint-Tropez [FR]
EeStairs + Peter Mikic Interiors
When Peter Mikic, a leading London-based interior designer, conceived the interiors for a British entrepreneur’s holiday home in St Tropez he put the monolithic feature staircases literally centre stage. EeStairs was responsible for the detailed realisation of this project, which included bespoke brass stair-lights and a visually dramatic balcony balustrade in glass and brass.
The two helical stairs that are made and installed by EeStairs, are the first thing you see when you walk in the front door – and every part of the staircase seems to glow with soft light. The perfectly smooth soffit and the two-layer balustrade are coated with marble and polished plaster – the latter is a beautiful surface treatment that was first used in ancient Rome.
The plaster was exceptionally challenging: our craftspeople applied several coats of polished plaster to Fermacell and sections of precisely curved plywood, and then attached them seamlessly to the balustrades on site. The highly sensual effect is heightened by covering the inner balustrades, treads and risers with laser-cut sections of Italian marble.