Open stairs

Minimal yet elegant, open stairs are a study of elemental forms.
Open stairs interact with light and space to provide an articulated view of structural forms in an aesthetically pleasing way. Often, open staircases are built without risers, or the risers are made from transparent glass in order to produce a clean and spare look. Stringers are compact; railings and balustrades are designed to visually float.

Thanks to the firm’s intricately calibrated design process, which results in beautiful customised installations, Arden has years of experience creating open stairs for numerous domestic and commercial settings. Arden creates compelling views of the surrounding space by designing the open stairs to integrate and play with their environment.

See some examples of our Open Staircases

Open Staircase Canturi Jewellers
Black and curvaceous, an elegant creation.
Open Staircase Da Vinci Precinct
Dramatic design of glass, steel and timber for this open staircase.

Design elements suiting open staircases

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The open tread mono-stringer is now an industry standard, due in no small part to Arden Architectural Staircases’ optimising this design solution.
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Eliminating the traditional distinctions between stringer, handrail and stanchion, the T1 utilises a truss design for all three roles.
alt text Z2 - Zigzag mono stringer
A shimmering geometric monolith in stainless steel, the Z2 immediately commands attention.