Custom open-wall staircases are fast becoming a favorite feature of ultramodern interiors, the sharp engineering and artful construction bringing beauty to an otherwise utilitarian feature of the home. They can serve as interactive sculptures or as beloved pieces of furniture in their own little ripple designs. First, let’s start with one of the most popular styles, commonly referred to as a single-stringer or floating stairs. This staircase wraps around to the glass-floored mezzanine level, its light wood treads ensuring the staircase accentuates the simple interior design.
The classic bookshelf and staircase combination is a timeless favorite. This one is for a children’s play area. The open-bottom design might work well as a sanitary way to store outside shoes too. This stairway is part of a hotel complex. The wall texture makes an immediate impression, but the stairs feature the subtle flair of clever lighting. Cove LEDs and recessed lights illuminate the way up to the second floor of this incredible space.
Bubbled glass and ripple wall tiles create a decorative backdrop for these bold concrete stairs. Both lightweight patterns emphasize the visual weight of the treads in contrast to their gravity-defying cantilever arrangement. Careful attention was paid to ensure the brightness of the upper volume shines through to illuminate the lower levels. Here’s another playful take on geometric handrails, this time combined with a useful shelving arrangement. The shelves actually feel like an integral part of the staircase rather than an afterthought to take up extra space. Curved independent treads work their way around a U-turn, adapting their shape as they go. The result is as practical as it is gorgeous.