dRMM’s much-anticipated timber staircase outside the Tate Modern art gallery opened to the public this weekend
The London practice has built the ‘Escher-like’ series of 15 interlocking timber staircases as a key feature of the London Design Festival, which runs from 14-22 September.
The stair was originally planned for a site next to St Paul’s Cathedral, but after discussions with the London Design Festival team, the stair was moved to the prominent site outside the Tate Modern.
Commissioned by the American Hardwood Export Council, the project will showcases the potential of cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels made from tulipwood.
The stair was constructed by Nussli in Switzerland before being brought to the UK in sections.
It will be outside the Tate Modern from 13 September to 10 October. The Endless Stair will be accessible during daylight hours and at night it will be lit with a lighting scheme by Seam Design.