Living With Art: Gustav Klimt Staircase
Unique and custom-made designs can be used to infuse fine art into any element of your home’s interior. Even a staircase can be finely tuned to your exact tastes.
For our showroom and studio in Heswall, Cheshire, company director Suzanne Mercer designed this completely original glowing staircase. Inspired by Gustav Klimt’s ‘The Kiss,’ the staircase features a section of cloth seen in the picture etched into the glass, which is then beautifully underlit by a strip of warm white LED tape. Extra tough ‘saftey glass’ is used, offering maximum durability for the fixture without compromising on its aesthetic.
Kettle Design’s director Suzanne Mercer discusses this unique way of sampling classic art to subtly work iconic images into interior design; ‘Klimt’s ‘The Kiss’ is one of the most iconic images in art, and is the highest-selling print of any painting. By taking just a small section of the man’s cloak and featuring it in this way, we make the familiar unfamiliar yet retain the beauty of the original’
Section of the painting used for the staircase etching.
When it comes to choosing a design for your glass fittings, the sky’s the limit; the bespoke etching process can involve any image on request, and any colour of under lighting should you choose to add illumination to your feature. For more information, email [email protected] or call into our Heswall studio any time from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday (weekend appointments available upon request.)