Office - London - A

Wooden staircase with smoked glass and painted black handrail


  • Wood used: Solid French Oak
  • Type of balustrade: Clear, toughened and laminated glass

Staircases are more than a functional piece for your office: they're a healthy statement piece. For this project, the challenge was to create a central staircase that is both functional to go from floor to floor, but has a second purpose of bringing people together in the seating area. The technical drawings came from a team of structural engineers and architects, Smet UK translated it to a practical design which was then presented to the client. 


It is made completely out of French Oak, with grey tinted glass panels. It’s also an open riser design, with special LED lights underneath every tread to light up the entire stairway. 


The end result


An eyecatching key piece of clever timber engineering that shows all aspects of Smet's capabilities from a suspended intermediate landing to the invisible LED lights in the treads.