Giving Function of Stairs by Integrated Furniture

Şanlı E., Akkan A.

VI. International Furniture Congress ‘‘FURNITURE: Design&Production’’, Trabzon, Turkey, 2 - 05 November 2020, pp.326-335

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Trabzon
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.326-335
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


The stairs has been one of the important tools that fulfill human requirements throughout history. Although it is not known which date, it is origin of based on, there are generally two significant aims in the past usage of the stairs. One of these aims is to satisfy functional requirements, the other is to establish a connection between the earth and heaven as a symbol of religious belief. Nowadays, the usage aims and application fields of the stairs have expanded. In general, stairs are a considerable construction element of buildings that has become the focal point of an architectural project. Also evaluation of the dead spaces formed by the stairs gives an opportunity for people to design with different approaches. The factors providing this change have been the increase in the use of goods, economic activities and user needs with the change and development of technology. In addition to the connection between the floors, diversity of usage is provided by different functions are given to the stairs. By using the bottom or steps of these stairs efficiently, both the interior design has been contributed and the structure has been added value by functional The purpose of this study is to examine many functional and design aspects of the stairs, which are the focal point of the building, integrated with furniture, providing the user with comfortable, useful, psychological and aesthetic solutions, such as storage, space creation In addition in the study, it will be analyzed the production technology, ergonomic status and dimensional requirements of the stairs through existing examples with the literature review.