STAIRS: Sixteen Picks from DPAGES Files



Today I’ve gathered 16 staircases from D files for your viewing pleasure. From the dramatic to the utilitarian, traditional to contemporary… I hope there is a little something for everyone. Above –  A simple gold and blackened stair railing ads restrained glitz to this otherwise minimal space. Design by Cameron Kimber Design.



While more traditional than DPAGES usual fare, this delicate stair railing was far too pretty not to include. Interior design by the Dallas based J. Eilson Fuqua & Associates Architects.



A sculptural marble staircase in a Parisian townhouse. Interior design by the New York based Katherine Scott Design Studio.



The adorable Gaston poses next to a gorgeously refined 1940′s staircase, which Belgian architect/designer Vincent Van Duysen reworked to its most minimal essence. Photo by David Spero via T Magazine.



Toronto based design firm Munge Leung uses positive and negative space to great effect with this fascinating combination of open rise stairs and solid railing/wall.



The striking black and white pattern on these stairs is a perfect do it yourself project. Photo via Cipria.



Railing detail of a residential home designed by the Singapore based architecture firm Formwerkz.



A custom made wine cellar by IE Designs. The 1.5 inch thick Plexiglas “door” doubles as a display window and walkable surface when closed. Photo by Ed Hall.



A delicate grid of bronze railings act as jewelry in this luxury Melbourne residence by Carr Design Group.



Graphic iron stair rail in a Paris apartment. Interior design by the Brussels based Anne Derasse. Photo by Jörg Bräuer.



Welcome to Paris’ new Damir Doma flagship store – a striking combination of chic glamour and raw materials. Interior design by Melbourne based March Studio. Photo by Adrien Dirand.



Designed by The Netherlands based RoosRos Archtecten, this all white office stairway is defined by thin, tailored strips of black railing trim. Photo by P. Kamp.



Patinated Bronze Banister by the French ‘master of wrought iron’, Eric Schmitt.



A utilitarian stair rail reads beautifully in this small-scale Berkely commercial building by WA Design.




Top and bottom right - Mim Design created these custom brass and wood “Sleeve” handrails for the Australia based company Little Group. Photography by Peter Clarke. Bottom Left - Brass and wood handrail by CODA Studio. Photo by Peter Bennetts.



And we close with this stunning double-helix-like spiral stair. Photo via d.teil. Form More inspiring climbs swing by DPAGES July 2013 post on the topic here.

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Until Friday…




  1. What a great post! I loved seeing the variety of staircases!

  2. wonderful selection…very cool…just like thedpages!

  3. Even though we make staircases, we never cease to be amazed by the beauty and variety of staircase photos we see. There is something romantic about a staircase, it caries you to rooms unknown. Who knows what adventures lie ahead? This is made all the more noticeable, the more ornate the staircase.

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