spitzbart wins Stahl-Innovationspreis 2015
02. July 2015
The cut it! staircase developed and manufactured by bayern design member spitzbart has been presented with the Stahl-Innovationspreis 2015 in the Steel for Civil Engineering category. What makes this staircase designed by Max Wehberg so unique is that it is produced from one single piece of steel and its layout, banister, and surface texture can be varied greatly.
The jury awarded the prize to honor the timeless design of the steel cut it! and the minimal use of material. The staircase is laser-cut from one single piece of steel and then bent in a process that includes several stages. Similar to a pop-up card, the manufacturer laser-cuts a steel panel approximately ten millimeters thick then uses manual levers to flex it into a three-dimensional staircase.
Presented in Berlin, the Stahl-Innovationspreis was awarded to 13 projects in categories including Products Made of Steel, Research and Development, Steel for Civil Engineering, and Steel Design as well as in the special category Steel for Climate Protection. The objective of the contest, which has been conducted for ten years, is to promote innovative ideas and successfully position ground-breaking products in the market. The epitome of innovation, cut it! is much more than a staircase, it is a sculpture. A minimal amount of material is used and the steel design is timeless. The design, amount of steel deployed and construction method meet requirements regarding sustainable manufacturing. Thanks to a 100% recycling rate, steel is peerless when it comes to sustainable building.
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