All about steel

Steel is actually ideal. It is one of the most durable materials we can use to make a staircase. Because steel has the beautiful quality that it does not wear and can be re-used. We can do a lot with this industrial material, therefore steel can be found in many of our stairs designs. From helix stairs, straight or quarter to a striking steel cross combination.

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Steel is hot and happening. It is a characteristic part of many interior design; from small details like a steel door to ceiling high bookcases, stairs and fireplaces. The combination of a more natural materials such as wood, makes for a nice contrast. A steel staircase creates a modern, quirky appearance with minimal means. Combined with glass it looks all tight and finished like this (see picture below) house in Amsterdam.

But steel can also be used subtly in a stair design, to create a handrail or balustrade. Because it is a very strong material, it can be used slim. For example, think of steel, floating steps or the fences of a balustrade or handrail. Other metals we use for this purpose are stainless steel (stainless steel) and aluminum.

One of our biggest challenges was the steel helix staircase (see picture below) which consists of two huge round-rolled blue-steel plates. Blue steel is known in the interior design because of its beautiful blue-ish glow. On top of this steel lies a layer – called the skin – which only occurs after high-temperature rolling. The color is never completely influenced, because it occurs during the production process. So it can range from deep dark blue to black. Because of this “whimsical” character, we find it a sublime and pure metal to work with.

A few of our steel creations:

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Spiral stairs

One of the most popular staircases among designers. The staircase that is a feast for the eyes. It rotates in perfect symmetry and reveals its beauty and complexity from above. The spiral staircase.

Leonardo da Vinci also has a spiral staircase to his name, which is in a 16th century castle called Chambord. They are two spiral staircases in the shape of a castle tower. You can enter the stairs from both sides without having to meet each other. Someone was very attached to his privacy there. Another well-known spiral staircase is that in the Vatican in Rome, by architect Guiseppe Momo. This was added in 1932 and gives a breathtaking wide spiral effect from above.

One of our larger spiral staircases are these two steel giants in the New Logic center in Tilburg. A building with many straight and clean lines. Perpendicular to it are these two spiral staircases, 9 meters high and over 8000 kilos in weight. Because of the LID method they have a sculpture-like appearance. Add the round shapes and you have a real eye-catcher. This stairs are set up in a grand way and are located in impressive buildings. But the spiral staircase is not limited to large formats. Even in a smaller version, a spiral staircase can be expressed perfectly.


The flowing, round shape gives the room a softer look. With materials and colors you can make it as modern and sleek as you want.


A good example is the spiral staircase for the new Pauw store in Laren. A relatively narrow space where the spiral staircase, in addition to functionality, provides a modern and spacious feeling. A playful, single twist, entirely in keeping with the interior.

A spiral staircase can also stand out due to the fencing. For one of our customers we have expressed their preference for music in the form of steel musical notes. Gracefully incorporated into the balustrade of the spiral staircase.

This organic, sleek staircase with flowing lines is of the same caliber. Strong in its simplicity, but with constructive, complex details that cannot be seen at first sight. Because it is in the middle of the room, the stairs should be beautifully finished on all sides. This is possible with the help of our LID construction method. View the details of this project here.
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