Stair rails have an obvious safety role but also a strong aesthetic presence. Here are some examples that go above and beyond the typical wood balusters.
|This rail reads as sculpture rather than a wall by the subtle curvature at the base.|
|A curved wood rail lit from above elevates this plywood stair.|
|Leather balusters keep this rail tactile.|
|A tinted glass rail plays with solid vs. translucent allowing the stair to feel like a single mass but also staying light.|
|A floating steel rail guides the eye upstairs.|
|The (not) rail - a clever use of void rather than object to create a rail|
|Evoking rhythm of steps, this string rail creates a visual separation for the stair.|