• Apartamento Magazine
  • issue 9, Spring/Summer 2012 

Useless utility

Genpei Akasegawa discovered the first ‘Thomasson’ in 1972. Returning to work from lunch he noticed something peculiar about an otherwise unremarkable staircase. Leading from the footpath and running alongside an old hotel, this humble stone stair was only about one-metre high. It had two facing flights and a new timber balustrade flanking the open side….

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