At the center of our design is, of course, the person using it and once you set foot on the first step, you will notice its subtle but significant effect. Unlike stepping onto a solid staircase, lufttritt softens the footfall and then eases your step along. This unique interaction creates a sensation of light yet steady footing. Supported by it's visual appeal this flight of stairs will actually lift you up or softly guide you down.
The qualities of lufttritt were already evident in our prototype, when, with funding from AWS XS Impulsförderung, the construction of our first flight of stairs was completed. Structural analysis was provided in collaboration with engineers of the renowned firm FCP Fritsch, Chiari & Partner, and FA. Haumberger was comissioned with the production of all elements. Finally, in a barn in Lower Austria, the first version of lufttritt was assembled and tested.
Humble beginnings soon turned into a successful start. After our design was patented, lufttritt was first put on display at the Vienna Design Week in 2012. the reception by the audience and media was overwhelmingly positive and, thus encouraged, the decision was made to plan for marketable production and to expand the product line. AWS XS Impulsförderung continued to support our efforts.
Currently, with the backing of our faithful sponsors and new partnerships, we are busy developing further product types, adding to the exclusive lufttritt air. Upcoming versions lufttritt rock and lufttritt liquid are close to beeing released.