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Stairs for modern architecture

In modern architecture, stairs are not only a functional element providing a connection between two storeys; they are increasingly used as a creative interior design element. Their outstanding position inside the building lends itself to this role. No matter whether in prestigious public and commercial buildings or stylish residential buildings, it is the most prominent place for the promoter to give the building a distinctive style. Therefore, stairs by MetallArt are always an aesthetic experience despite their functionality. Steel offers more design options than any other material due to its formability and high load-bearing capacity: filigree bearing structures complying with modern architectural demands.

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Modern stairs | Reference projects

The following list of reference projects provides a short overview of our comprehensive stairs portfolio. You will get detailed information on the different stairs made of metal by clicking on the images. Just take a look at our virtual stairs studio.

Interior Stairs | Sculptural shapes for stairs

In stylish residential buildings, the design of the stairs is considered a real challenge because it has to integrate harmoniously into the aesthetic architecture of the building and satisfy all demands of a stylish interior. As an innovative design...

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Mori Seiki

In Wernau near Stuttgart an extraordinarily designed staircase adorns the foyer of the administrative building of the international plant manufacturer DMG Mori Seiki.

With the harmonious choice of materials and the filigree construction of the...

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Staircase in the foyer of the Commerzbank Munich

It is obviously the curved underside cladding made of perforated steel sheet which highlights the extraordinary character of this steel stringer staircase in the foyer of the Commerzbank in Munich. Like a spiral it coils itsself evenly rounded from...

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Modern single-stringer staircases | beautiful living

This modern single-stringer staircase stairs integrates perfectly into the interior. The striking frame structure of the treads has a convincing design and look. The treads and the handrail, both made of bamboo, contrast perfectly with the dark...

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Highlights of modern staircase construction

In modern architecture cantilevered stairs set new standards. The tread steps of cantilevered stairs seem to jut out freely from the wall which results in a highly impressive effect. There is also a supporting structure needed for cantilevered...

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Newel staircase with wooden treads

The convincing features of this newel staircase are the materials: Steel and timber are appealingly combined. The staircase construction and the newel have an anthracite lacquer finish. The stair treads are made of elegant wood. The step tread...

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Single-stringer design stairs - stairs with glass treads


The design of these innovative interior stairs is perfect in the light-flooded stairwell of a modern residential building. The striking central stringer made of a steel tube is the load-bearing component. It contrasts appealingly with the transparent...

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Steel stairs with all-glass railings | DSV Krefeld


The impressive stairs with all-glass railings in the corporate building of the global transport and logistics services provider DSV in Krefeld reaches over three storeys. The panels for the all-glass railings reinforce the impression of an open and...

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Glass railing in the Prediger light shop in Hamburg

With a curved glass railing and a curved underside soffit, the spiral staircase in the Prediger light shop in Hamburg is a perfect example of innovative stair architecture. A glass railing must comply with the currently applicable regulations of the...

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Stairs in the Zollenspieker Hotel Hamburg

The classical design of the stringer stairs matches the prestigious architectural style of the building. The stairs cover three storeys. The individual flights are connected with bridges, which are fitted with indirect lighting. The railing with...

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Stairs in Seehotel Riva in Constance


The flamboyant stairs in Seehotel Riva in Constance have an exclusive design. It is the sophisticated shape of the premium-class stair architecture that is initially impressive. The technical challenges involved in the design of the stairs were...

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Steel balustrade for spiral stairs


Prestigious spiral stairs in the foyer of the German lacquer manufacturer Berger-Lacke appealingly designed in steel and wood. The selection of materials and the colour scheme provide appealing contrasts between the warm wood colours and the...

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Noble folded staircase with box-type stringers


In an exclusive appearance the self-supporting steel stringer stairs were designed for the Kögl GmbH in Bubesheim-Günzburg. Due to their interior LED-lighting, the rectangular handrail made of stainless steel as well as the smooth underside soffit...

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Stairs with glass railings in the foyer of the KfW Bank in Frankfurt

The spiral stairs with curved glass railings in the foyer of the KfW Bank in Frankfurt combine design and aesthetic demands with technical and functional requirements. With an underside soffit of varnished steel sheet matched to the stairs flight...

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Curved glass railings for spiral stairs


In the foyer of the Inter health insurance company in Mannheim, innovative craftsmanship is appealingly combined with a prestigious design. The curved glass railings on both sides of the impressive spiral stairs look as if they jut out freely from...

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Modern stairs for every purpose

If you ask yourself the question "What are modern stairs?", you will find out that stairs architecture is also subject to fashion trends. This has an effect on the way stairs are designed and constructed as well as on the selection of materials: Stairs with soffit lining, balustrade stringers, glass railings, glass steps...

Based on decades of experience in stairs construction, the design engineers of MetallArt have always succeeded in developing sophisticated technical solutions with creativity and commitment that satisfy requirements regarding both function and design.

Different shapes for modern stairs

  • Newel stairsstairs with a continuous newel of lacquer-finished steel or stainless steel.

  • Spiral stairs (also referred to as curved stairs), either circular, half-circular or elliptical, with or without a half-landing depending on the number of stairs and the degree of winding.
  • Straight-flight stairs - with or without a half-landing - convey the impression of a clear line in the room layout. Stairs with a half-landing allow a change of the flight direction. They are referred to as quarter-turn or half-turn stairs.

Various stairs structures:

  • Single-stringer stairs with expressive shapes

  • Steel stringer stairs: flat steel stringers for filigree stairs structures, box-type stringers for generous staircase structures in prestigious entrance halls and foyers
  • Saw-tooth stringer stairs for young modern living.
  • Folded stairs
  • Cantilevered stairs for a futuristic style of architecture
  • Self-supported stairs

Material variety for modern stairs:

  • Staircase structure made of steel combined with timber treads and/or handrail

  • Stainless steel stairs: the load-bearing structure as well as the railings are available in stainless steel
  • Glass stairs: staircase structure made of steel or stainless steel with glass treads and/or glass railing in modern stairs architecture

Economic manufacturing processes

The MetallArt design engineers naturally orient their designs towards the latest style trends. This requires state-of-the art manufacturing technologies as well. The technicians and architects in the design department have been using highly complex 3D-software for many years. A CNC laser system as well a CNC five-axes profile machining centre cut the steel, stainless steel or aluminium with millimetre precision and machine the stairs components.

The MetallArt design engineers have acquired comprehensive knowledge also about the use of glass materials in stairs construction. Particularly where glass railings are concerned, they can rely on a sophisticated assembly technology especially developed for this purpose.

Your project is in good hands at MetallArt. We are a "one-stop shop" offering all relevant services and workmanship, from expert advice through to the acceptance of the finished stairs.