178 Staircase Metal Tread Design Photos And Ideas

All the metalwork was done by Kin & Company.
Chairs from Hay and Matter.
Serenzo oak flooring.
A computer nook is tucked beneath the open-tread steel staircase.
"The steel stairs have already taken on a full layer of rust," says Randy, who completed the container office in winter 2016.
Stairs were custom-fabricated and welded on-site during construction.
A central stair allows for passive ventilation through the home, while serving as the homes central axis.
A slim, open-tread staircase contributes to the lightness of the gallery.
Lambert & Fils' Dot Line Suspension lamp hangs over an Allais Table by The Gaspé.
Courtyard
interior stairs with galaxy faux finish wall
My favorite photo, the stairs through the over-sized living slider
Jewel in the apartment: The industrial form of the anodised aluminium staircase is precision manufactured and finished to be iridescent and soft the touch. Beneath, the ephemeral neon light contrasts with it natural flowing shape.
Studio David Thulstrup incorporated green spaces into this old pencil factory in Copenhagen to transform it into a modern home for photographer Peter Krasilnikoff.
Stair Elevation
Stair
Inside, the vertical lines expressed by the exterior screen are replicated in the staircase that connects the four floors.
Carefully selected furniture items—by brands such as Desalto, Living Divani, and Ligne Roset—work together to complement the paired-back, elegant design of the residence.
Open-tread stairs link the three floors.
"Following natural daylight, going up along the steel staircase, we can see modified skylights, vertical lighting windows, and a pure outdoor space," says Liu. "This is the area we modified most. The whole building starts from light and vertical space."
Strategically placed light wells, screens, and openings allow light to move across the surfaces of the house throughout the day.
Cliff Dwelling | Olson Kundig
Cliff Dwelling | Olson Kundig
Cliff Dwelling | Olson Kundig
Cliff Dwelling | Olson Kundig
Cliff Dwelling | Olson Kundig
Cliff Dwelling | Olson Kundig
Stairwell with skylight
Ulanowski worked with a number of talented artisans and fabricators to create the many bespoke items such as the staircase, glass art, chairs, bed frames, and tableware.
"We wanted it to be precision made with industrial materials, but to have an etherial iridescence that was soft to the touch. Through a long process of research and development with the fabricators, we created a finish that would do just this," says Ulanowski.
The eye-catching metallic blue staircase was produced by Joe Faller Fabrications.
Perforated black metal has also been used in the design of the staircase.
Sleek concrete tread stair meets polished concrete flooring on lower level
Feature stair
The stair up and down next to the 3 story book shelf
The stairs are mounted on wheels so that they can be moved out of the way when residents need to access storage.
The thin white staircase contains open risers to let natural light pass through.
Interior View
The greenhouse structure is clad entirely in translucent acrylic glass.
Instead of a simple railing, Gracia has installed a sculptural metal screen that lets views and light seamlessly pass through.
Stairs
The industrial stair leads to the upper level, where the bedrooms, bathrooms, and play space are located.
This compact extension at the rear of a suburban house includes a ground-level garage on its street-facing side, a studio guest suite on the first floor, and a roof deck—all of which are designed to be versatile and convertible. The solid brick facade is softened by a roof parapet with a U-shaped curve, a sculptural spiral staircase that links the pool to the roof deck, arched doors, and circular windows.
Says the architect, James Wagman Architect, “Our client, a sculptor, also required the additional space to accommodate her artwork. A custom helix staircase became the central focus with various upgrades throughout. Special attention was paid to decorative details and finishes to complement her metal sculpture decorating her home.”
A perforated-metal staircase in Benjamin Moore’s Flame and built-in cabinetry in various shades of blue highlight Fougeron Architecture’s bold reinvention of a narrow row house in Noe Valley for a couple and their daughter. The stairs emphasize the home’s verticality and opens up what had been a low-ceilinged, dark interior.
Like the pavilion holding the public spaces, the structure containing the bedrooms is clad in glass on the interior sides facing the courtyard, allowing a constant connection to the outside. Rodriguez (with dog Lupe) designed the steel stairs leading from the mezzanine-level home office to the master bedroom below. The stairs were fabricated by Austin-based Steel House MFG.
Rytis Mikulionis relaxes on a sectional sofa of his design, below a monumental Bul reading lamp by Ligne Roset. He gazes at the winter haze streaming through a grand picture window, the flat’s only source of natural light.
Ab Rogers dons a bold suit that suits the spirit of the accompanying decor he designed.
The kitchen is situated in a sunken basement, underneath the staircase’s walnuts steps. The same joiner who built the house’s timber elements built the white cabinetry which are finished in a 40% gloss lacquer. Silestone countertops and integrated appliances maintain the space’s simple lines. Additional storage is fitted under the staircase.
The trip from garage to first floor is through a wood-clad spiral staircase that resembles a giant slatted barrel.

Whether grand and sweeping, rendered in wood, or a minimalist arrangment of metal and glass, the modern staircase is an example of literally elevated design. With its strong, geometric shape and functional importance, a masterful staircase can serve as the centerpiece of a building. Below are some notable examples of staircases that refuse to be ignored, and the creative tread and railing decisions that comprise them.