Staircases come on all shapes and sizes, designs and styles. Some can be an architectural wonder, whilst others can just be simply wonderful. We've taken a selection of our favourite staircase designs from our professionals for you to have a good look at and gain inspiration for the size, shape, style and design that suits you.
Firstly to two designs by German architect firm [lu:p]. At certain angles you wouldn't even be able to make out that these were staircases; built in to the design and colour of the wall so well. On the left, a very crisp, dark line separating the white of the wall and the fine block wood laminate of the stairs is a fantastic divider of the surfaces. On the right, suspended metallic steps driven deep into the wall. This design is very eye catching and is sure to spark conversation with friends.
Bernd Lietzke's staircase design makes the best use of the space available in this house. Given that the entrance hall is quite narrow, the twist in the stairs allows access behind it and looks remarkably good. The variety of wooden shapes involved in its body is also worth noting.
Italian architect Raimondo Guidacci has given this house a very unique staircase. The Escheresque notes in the installation add a fun theme and the variety of materiel used is also to be admired. The whole project, as you can see, evokes an unusual and surreal, geometric quality; demonstrating that you don't have to stay within the boundaries we are used to.
This budget staircase project from Polish designer Lucjan Kuc is a lesson in resourcefulness; the entire project, inclusive of labour and parts, was a measly €150 in total. Seasoned, monolithic wooden blocks over a series of supporting pins and braces were used in the construction and, as you can see, even though it was a budget project, it is something to behold. For a full article on this project click here.