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Stairs – materials and construction

As well as being functional, stairs can also be sculptural objects of beauty. We look at products for creating stunning stairs, and one standout staircase.

Enzie spiral

Designed by Bryan and William Mackenzie of Enzie, this column-less spiral staircase is Enzie’s first of this design, and also features their widest ever spiral. Treads in black Comcork.

Enzie Stairs

Glass balustrades from Connect Systems.

Glass balustrades from Connect Systems.

Image: Andrew Iser

+61 3 9481 2255

Glass balustrades

Connect Systems’ contemporary handrail brackets feature a stainless steel handrail mounted on 12 mm toughened glass with 50 mm satin-finished patch fittings.

Connect Systems
+61 3 9314 0505

Velieris carpet
Velieris alpaca carpet.

Velieris alpaca carpet.

Image: Trevor Mein

Velieris is a pioneer in Alpaca carpets. Alpaca fleece is one of the world’s rare exotic fibres, and is soft yet extremely durable. Here, architecture and interiors are by Robert Mills Architects & Interior Designers.

+61 3 9496 8000

Curved glass

Bent and Curved Glass is a specialist manufacturer in curved glass. It creates curved and flat structural glass for stairs, allowing all-glass staircases.

Bent and Curved Glass
+61 2 9773 1022

Glass by Viridian
Glass from Viridian.

Glass from Viridian.

Viridian’s range of residential and commercial glass includes glass flooring and double-glazed windows, and laminated, energy-efficient, safety, security, and even self-cleaning glass.

Viridian Glass
1800 810 403


This striking stair is covered in Forbo Marmoleum vinyl in “Bleeker Street” red. Soft underfoot and resilient, Marmoleum is available in a wide range of colours.

1800 224 471



Published online: 21 Jun 2012
Images: Andrew Iser, Trevor Mein


Artichoke, March 2012

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