When one sets foot on a staircase, one leaves the ground behind and enters the vertical levels of space, perspective and perception change with each step.
Arena is a mobile stair segment, which was designed as an archetypal object. The only difference: It tapers conically towards the lowest step. This makes it compact, enables easy handling, and converts a basic architectural element into a piece of furniture. Due to its theoretical origin – architecture – Arena has a strong influence on the atmosphere of a space, it is a piece of furniture with the performance of architecture and vice versa. It creates more situations and possibilities for a room and the objects therein than a single category can describe.
Arena is manufactured from bamboo, a fast-growing and universally versatile natural resource. By combining bamboo wood with western industrial standards, a cosmopolitan object is created which connects western reductionism and eastern holism.