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23 Staircase Designs That Will Make Climbing To The Next Floor Less Boring

Usually, you look at a staircase and the first thought that pops up in your head is that it was ignored until the 11th hour of the design process. However, that is not the case for the following staircases. Each one of them is a wonder in itself, check out the list and let us know what you think of it.

The first one is the Ribbon Stairs and has been designed by HŠH Architects. It mimics a rippling ribbon that is delicate. The staircase is quite beautiful no doubt but can be a bit scary if you are running up and down in a hurry.

The 14 Ora Italiana is an Italian company that features a collection of wood grain porcelain tiles that took inspiration from the works of Andy Warhol. The Uonuon line is available in 14 colors that are featured on this fun and colorful staircase.

These amazing stairs belong in House G by Maxwan Architects + Urbanists. What happened? A barn was given a complete makeover and the stairs’ planes became a part of the wall shelves, thus creating a unique setup that works as a book and kitchen storage.

The Grove Park project was done by Bell Phillips Architects and features a staircase that was ‘created from a complete geometry of folded triangular facets which appear to float effortlessly within the space.’

These stairs leading to a loft bedroom were built by nC2 architecture situated in Brooklyn, NY. By making use of alternate treads, these stairs have incorporated extra shelving and are spatially efficient.

Photo by Kristina Hrabetová

Atelier SAD, an Architecture firm, came up with an amazing alternate tread staircase that can double up as a bookshelf.

Check out this divided staircase from Rowin Petersma; a staircase made of expanded steel that allows for the maximum amount of light to shine through the apartment’s top floor.

This combination of a bookshelf and a staircase comes from Kathryn Tyler of Linea Studio and has been featured in the Scandinavian-inspired home. The Corkellis House uses open shelving and staircase shelves instead of kitchen cabinets for storing kitchen-related items.

Photo by Hertha Hurnaus

Blue House is eco-friendly and has been designed by architect Pieter Weijnen of Faro Architecten. Pieter built a house for his family on Steigereiland and the stairs seem to be floating in the air without support. Steel cables have been placed on the sides for safety purpose.

Photo by Daici Ano

The House S by Keiji Ashizawa features a staircase made from warm wood and metal and allows the light to illuminate the airy house and create an immense amount of visual interest.

Rainbow spiral staircase designed by Ab Rogers Design.

Photo by X. Lucas

The steel floating stairs in Flat #1 by Ecole are the embodiment of minimalism.

Photo by Nils Clauss

The suspended stairs float along a curved wall and are illuminated via the hidden windows above in the Godzilla House by Chae-Pereira Architects.

This particular loft duplex was designed by architect Charlie Diaz and features a staircase that can be dubbed as the ultimate example when it comes to small space saving.

These unique deep stairs and the 4-stories of the house that surround them have a price tag of $38 million and were designed by Paul Rudolph.

Studioata is an Italian architecture firm that designed this small space featuring a studio loft above that is accessible via simple floating white stairs.

Alphaville Architects based in Kyoto designed a unique staircase for this peculiarly shaped small house.

This one has been designed by Castroferro Arquitectos and feature enough room to store books on the sides.

This one comes from MO Architekten and you can always string fun colors when you are bored.

This is a piece of fabric architecture by Do Ho Suh and is a 1:1 replica of the staircase that connects his landlord’s apartment to his. It has been named as Staircase III and is displayed at Tate Modern in London.

If you are looking to maximize each inch of space, then these bookshelf stairs are the ones you need to look at.

Check out the trippy stairs without which any list of staircase is not complete.

Here are spiral wood stairs that are functional while being sculptural as well.