H70: Forged and Twisted Steel Stair Rails

"... stylish, elegant, and bespoke metalwork ..."

Bowden, Manchester 2013

These simple but effective forged steel stair rails have their loops, hoops and curves scattered randomly throughout the panels to give them a playful and lively appearance.

The spindles are made by first flattening the steel bars in their middle, then hammering this flattened section around a ball shaped mandrel then finished by randomly twisting the bars. This is done by hand and no spindles are the same. The forging process used to shape the loops gives them and an attractive and expressive surface texture, the tones of which are enhanced by their waxed finish.

Forged and twisted stairs rails
The spindles are spaced to meet the "100mm sphere" building regulation
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