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What is an iron staircase?

A wrought iron staircase is a type of staircase that features wrought iron work in its structure and design. Wrought iron has been used for centuries to create decorative and functional elements, and is particularly appreciated for its aesthetics and durability.

Wrought-iron staircases are distinguished by their handrails, balusters, ornaments and motifs. These elements are made by heating the iron until it is malleable, then working it by hand to give it the desired shape and detail. Wrought iron offers great design flexibility, enabling the creation of intricate patterns, elegant scrolls and other decorative elements.

Wrought-iron staircases can be produced in a variety of styles, from traditional to contemporary. Common motifs include scrolls, arabesques, leaves, flowers and geometric patterns. These decorative elements add an artistic touch and timeless charm to the staircase, often making it a visual centerpiece in an interior space.

Our staircases are unique pieces that enhance the environment in which they are installed, whether for a private home, a company or a community. Our expertise in metalwork and wrought iron enables us to design staircases that combine aesthetic research with sober lines. Designed by our engineering department or in collaboration with architects, our elegant staircases fit in with all styles, from the most traditional to the most contemporary.

Spiral, straight or balanced staircases, wrought-iron banisters, stylish balustrades – discover some of our creations here.

Our achievments

Stairs 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

Stairs Le Vergier
Patinated wrought iron railing

The iron-worked banister has an “Art Nouveau” style to it.
Its drawings were done by the company, and it was completed in accordance with standard practices and in line with the customer’s recommendations.
The banister curves as it goes up its three floors. The entire banister, assembled using screws and rivets, complies with traditional iron-working techniques.
The waxed black patina finish makes the work look falsely tainted by time – just like the 18th century house it lies in.

Le Vergier
Le Vergier

Stairs 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

Stairs Boulevard de Sévigné in Rennes
Modern sheet metal staircase and flat iron railing

This huge staircase runs from the garden level to the first floor of the house, as a replacement for the former wooden staircase.
The steps and risers are all made of sheet metal. It was assembled using copper rivets.
It boasts a waxed rusted patina finish.
The railings and barrier are made of flat iron and are affixed to the stringer.

Escalier boulevard de Sévigné
Escalier boulevard de Sévigné

Stairs Le Ginguené in Rennes
Bespoke iron straight staircase

This piece of work is a straight staircase that provides direct access to the mezzanine level.
The steps are made of folded sheet metal.
The stringers are “I”-shaped for a thinner-looking structure, making the whole work more aesthetic.
The railing has double poles that give a touch of originality to this work, thanks to the distinguished assembly with the barrier.
The round steel barrier runs through a sheath fitted in the centre of the double pole.

Le Ginguené à Rennes
Le Ginguené à Rennes

Stairs Agrocampus
Spiral staircase made of steel and stamped iron

“Backup” staircase: we used a restrained area to insert a robust yet light staircase that would be both discrete and easily visible.
This spiral staircase is made of steel, the steps are made of stamped iron and were galvanised and painted.
The creation fits in perfectly with the 19th century building.


Stairs 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

Stairs Montgermont
Wooden stairs and sheet metal railings

The railings are made of oxy-fuel cut sheet metal, reminding us of the trees, in complete harmony with the modern design of the house and its bucolic environment.
These railings encircle a wooden staircase with a metallic structure (hidden in the walls). This technical touch is invisible to the naked eye but confirms the structure’s solidity as well as our trade’s functionality: making beautiful things, of course, but not only: every little screw or lining contributes to the work as a whole and ensures its safety.


Stairs 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

Stairs 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.


Stairs Promenade au clair de lune
Wrought iron spiral staircase

This beautifully high seaside building has a wrought iron spiral staircase running through its entire core, from the basement to the upper floors.
At the top of the staircase, protected by railings, is a cast iron fish (perfect for the seaside), acting like a figurehead beneath the skylight that towers gracefully over the “Promenade au clair de lune” path.

Promenade au clair de lune
Promenade au clair de lune

Stairs Railing in Normandy
Railing restoration in a manor

This railing, designed for the outside steps leading up to the manor’s tower, was created with the building’s Normandy spirit in mind. This creation encompasses curved banisters and railings, made especially for cut-stone steps leading up to the house. All assemblies were done using tailor-made rivets.

Garde-corps Normandie - Railing in Normandy

Stairs Carré Richaud – Former military hospital in Versailles
Wrought iron restoration and creation project

A combined restoration and creation project, aiming to transform this exceptional place into luxury apartments. As such, the iron-worked banisters were brought up to standard and restored. All of the railings also required a certain amount of restoration work. Regarding the creative part of the project, the building was enriched with a new circular glass structure.

Carré Richaud
Carré Richaud

Stairs Hôtel de Castres banister

Restoration work concerning the banister and its leaves. All gilding was done with gold leaf.

Rampe Hôtel de Castres - Hôtel de Castres banister
Rampe Hôtel de Castres - Hôtel de Castres banister

Stairs 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

Stairs 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 types of wrought iron staircase

We master the design of all types of staircases.

We specialize in creating sweeping staircases that bring a touch of elegance and sophistication to any space. Whether you’re looking for a classic spiral staircase or a more contemporary design, we can design and manufacture a balanced staircase to suit your taste and style.

In addition to balanced staircases, we also offer straight staircases, which offer a practical and functional solution for smaller spaces, or for those who prefer a clean, linear design. Crézé also offers traditional staircases based on classic or historic architectural features and styles. Our expertise enables us to work not only on metal staircases, but also on metal and wood staircases.

Crézé is also able to create bespoke staircases to meet the most specific requirements, as well as handrails and landing balustrades. Whether you have a unique idea in mind or would like a staircase that adapts to specific architectural constraints, our team is ready to rise to the challenge.

Installation of a wrought iron staircase

We believe that every space deserves its own staircase. Our team of craftsmen works closely with our customers to create bespoke staircases that blend perfectly with their environment. We take aesthetics, practical use of space and our customers’ individual preferences into account when designing each staircase.

Our staircases are meticulously crafted by our skilled craftsmen who have mastered a high level of expertise in metalwork and ironmongery. We use traditional manufacturing techniques combined with modern equipment to guarantee high-quality finishes and exceptional durability of our staircases.
Crézé also guarantees precise, meticulous installation of every staircase. We pay great attention to detail to ensure that the staircase is securely fastened, safe to use and meets the most stringent construction standards.

At Crézé, we are committed to providing our customers with staircases of the highest quality. We select durable materials, strive to meet agreed deadlines and offer attentive customer service throughout the process. Our goal is to create staircases that exceed our customers’ expectations and add aesthetic value to their living or working spaces.

Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your custom staircase project.