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What is a contemporary metal staircase?

A contemporary metal staircase is a type of staircase that features a modern, elegant design, highlighting the use of metal as the main material. It is often used to create an industrial, minimalist look in interior spaces.

Contemporary metal staircases offer a modern, elegant aesthetic, bringing a touch of sophistication and style to the surrounding space. They are often used in homes, lofts, offices, commercial spaces and public buildings to create a strong visual impact and harmonize with contemporary interior design.

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Contemporary staircases The Couvent des Jacobins
101 metal steps for a unique staircase design

The stringers and steps were cut out according to the drawings provided by Michel de Broin.
Due to its size and difficult access, we were required to create this piece directly on-site. It weighs a total of eight tonnes, and is made of one hundred and one different steps.
The staircase can be disassembled if it needs to be moved to another place, so the patron is free to showcase it on various production sites.
It must be said that the technical difficulties linked to this work fuelled our motivation, but that was not our only catalyst… Our world needs artists whose vision always goes slightly beyond the object in question. Indeed, thanks to extremely fruitful exchanges, this collaboration helped us discover the extent to which technique affects the artistic world and vice versa – with symbolism worming its way into our creations.
Artists are those who prevent us from thinking too straight in our society, and our contribution as economic stakeholders consists in helping them express their form of art. A world without artists would reduce us to conformism and uniformity. That is why we like the idea of favouring emerging talents: at the end of this project, we decided to patron the Ateliers de Rennes.

Le couvent des Jacobins

Contemporary staircases The “Passage des Dames” in Rennes
Modern helical staircase design

A beautiful example of a shaftless spiral staircase.
The stringer is attached within the structure built into the red wall. This stringer – which is as important and central as the mill’s pivot – remains invisible to highlight the staircase’s gentle arabesques.
The initial handrail and upper barrier are made of hammered round steel. A full patina effect creates different hues on the steps, stringer and banister – just like the 18th century house it lies in.

Le passage des Dames
Le passage des Dames

Contemporary staircases Bois Joly
Contemporary metal and wood staircase

Contemporary metallic staircase encased in traditional character-filled architecture, created in collaboration with the architect Mr J Marc Jehan.
The step supports – welded onto the stringers – are positioned to welcome the steps laid by the carpenter. The steps are wooden and have no risers.
On each side of the staircase, a railing made up of a cranked flat iron intermediate rail brings a graphic and light touch to the feature.
The whole feature is painted – just like the 18th century house it is fitted in.

Bois Joly
Bois Joly

Contemporary staircases Les Guérandes
Elegant wooden and metal staircase with black waxed patina

This staircase has a stringer on one side. Three corner pieces were placed to support the three components that make up each step.
Its shapes are refined and robust yet simple, fitting in beautifully with the lovely old building. Our gaze is drawn to the feature that highlights all the variations in light, making the black waxed patina gleam. This finish was chosen to underline the project’s originality.

Les Guérandes
Les Guérandes

Contemporary staircases Chavagne
Bespoke metal staircase and banister

Staircase with a pothook stringer. The second stringer is encased in the wall.
This staircase’s distinctive feature is that no two steps are alike. Indeed, we were required to adapt to certain technical constraints on-site: on the floor we had to begin the staircase according to the heater, then a horizontal beam threatened to compromise the way up.
The protective banister and changes in rhythm – initially imposed by the actual structure of the staircase – were voluntarily referred to again by the use of plates. Their positioning, that could first be thought of as chaotic, gives the feature its aesthetic touch.


Contemporary staircases Luxurious brass banister – Cairo
The banister extends into a pool of light

The project was elaborated by a Parisian architecture firm led by Stéphanie Coutas, and was carried out by our workshop.
The banister runs along a big stone staircase, as part of the main stairwell in a luxury villa in Cairo.
The poles are made of brass frames, in which quartz crystal stones are embedded, lit by LEDs.
Glass panels were fitted between each pole.
Those climbing the staircase will no doubt be in the limelight! The banister is also bathed in a profusion of light, enhancing the changing hues gleaming across the brass: traditional polishing, improved by entirely natural hammering techniques. We also installed this work in Cairo.

Rampe - Le Caire - Banister - Cairo
Rampe - Le Caire - Banister - Cairo

Contemporary staircases Dendrite – Monumental steel staircase
Monumental staircase, work of art by Michel de Broin

Made for the artist by Crézé.
9 tonnes of steel, size 7 m x 8 m, height 5.5 m.
European Institutions district in Kirchberg, Luxembourg – June 2016.


The different features of our contemporary staircases

The contemporary metal staircase uses metal as the main material for its structure, treads and railings. Commonly used types of metal include steel, aluminum and stainless steel. Metal offers strength, durability and a modern aesthetic to the staircase.
Contemporary metal staircases are often characterized by a clean, minimalist design. They emphasize clean lines, simple geometric shapes and smooth surfaces to create an elegant, sophisticated appearance.
Contemporary metal staircases can be finished with a variety of techniques to achieve the desired appearance. This can include matt or gloss finishes, metallic paints, powder coatings or patinas to create interesting visual effects.
This type of staircase offers considerable design flexibility. They can be made in a variety of shapes, such as straight, spiral, quarter-turn or helix, depending on the needs and constraints of the space. Configurations can be adapted to suit specific dimensions and preferences.

How to install this staircase

Installing a contemporary metal staircase requires careful planning and the involvement of qualified professionals, including architects, engineers and metalworkers.

First of all, it’s essential to design the metal staircase according to the specific dimensions and requirements of the space. This involves determining the style of staircase, its shape (straight, spiral, quarter-turn, etc.), its location and the materials to be used. Call in a professional to help you design the staircase and obtain the appropriate plans.
Before installation, the space must be prepared by removing all obstacles and ensuring that the necessary measures have been taken to support the staircase. Elements such as walls, floors and ceilings must be checked for their stability and ability to support the staircase.
The metal staircase will be made to measure according to the agreed plans and specifications. This involves cutting, forming, welding and assembling the various metal parts to create the staircase structure. Treads, handrails and balustrades will also be fabricated at this stage.

Once the staircase has been manufactured, the main metal structure is installed. This involves securing the staircase to the floor and ceiling or wall, using appropriate fasteners to ensure stability and safety. Precise measurements and careful attention are required to align the staircase correctly.
Once the structure has been installed, the metal treads are attached to the structure. Railings, handrails and balustrades will also be installed at this stage to ensure safety when using the staircase.

Once the staircase has been installed, it’s time for finishing. This may include steps such as polishing, sanding, painting or applying protective coatings to improve the staircase’s appearance and durability. Final adjustments may also be necessary to ensure that the staircase is level and meets safety standards.

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