Collection by Aileen Kwun

Beauty in Form: Modern Staircases We Love


Striking in form and material, these distinctive walkways double as sculptural statements.

The staircase has a floating metal landing that connects to a fir plywood wall.
A steel spiral staircase efficiently links all three floors.
The sculpture on the wall is by artist Peter Dudek, a friend of the family, and the pendants are by Glashütte Limburg.
Balaban designed the staircase to read like a piece of furniture. It features handsome wood steps and a metal railing.
The Piranesian view upwards through the central stair to the top floor skylight.
The steel-and-wood stairs lead to the master bedroom and study.
An unadorned spruce wood staircase leads to the upper level.
The staircase is about 46 feet tall from top to bottom.
Resident Peter Østergaard (with Maja, 6, and Carl, 20 months) and architect and photographer Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen have...
A sculptural white steel spiral staircase with wooden treads connects the two levels.
The trip from garage to first floor is through a wood-clad spiral staircase that resembles a giant slatted barrel.
Yeo descends the spiral staircase that connects the public and private spaces while Ian relaxes on a pair of Cappellini...
Each room was designed by a group of young interior designers and features details like custom wood installations,...
The architects installed plaster walls and a curved ceiling that lets in more light.
Here, the material palette continues: Plywood makes up the deep window frames, built-in shelving, and wall panels,...
The stairs are partically hidden behind a slatted ash screen that supports steel bookshelves.
Kate’s father predicted they would never use the crow’s nest–like tower, which is reached by climbing a narrow...
A striking stair defines the entry to the house; it features minimalist floating timber stair treads wrapped around a...
“The intimate courtyard, with a concrete floor and plants, is an homage to many charming places in Southern California,...