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’Spine’ Staircase

’Spine’ Staircase

We designed ‘Spine’ in 2013 and manufactured our first components for this unique stair design in 2014, to launch as part of our growing sculptural staircase range. It quickly sold off the drawing board and has become a firm favourite in the Zigzag studio. The…

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Juliette balcony

Juliette balcony

Our brief on this project for Nicholas Holland Interiors was to design and manufacture a sculptural run of balustrading to form a juliette balcony for this North London home. A large kitchen / dinning extension was being built on the back of the property and…

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‘Escher’ Staircase

‘Escher’ Staircase

It wasn’t the brief exactly, but what we ended up with was something that really did look like the Escher stairs drawings of the late 50’s when you stand in the basement of this house and look up! The glass floor on ground floor is…

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‘Tree’ Spiral Staircase

‘Tree’ Spiral Staircase

We set about to design and make our ‘Tree’ sculptural spiral staircase back in 2013, we managed it a year later launching at the start of 2014. ’Tree’ was born of our love of nature and our desire to make spiral staircases desirable again. For…

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‘Tree’ Spiral Staircase

‘Tree’ Spiral Staircase

Sculptural spiral staircase cast in aluminium from real tree parts. ‘Tree’ was originally a real tree trunk and branch, found in the wood behind our studio. During the pattern making process we fused the two tree parts together and adapted them to make a usable…

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Slide and sleek: innovative designs for staircases

Slide and sleek: innovative designs for staircases

Nick from Zig Zag Design Studio was asked to contribute towards a recent article in the FT regarding a new generation of innovative staircase designs. Read the article here

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Floating Oak Staircase Made by Zigzag Design Featured in Saturday Times Magazine

Floating Oak Staircase Made by Zigzag Design Featured in Saturday Times Magazine

Zigzag were commissioned by Broseley London to design develop and manufacture the internal staircase you can see in the main image here. It ran centrally through the property supplying 3 floors. Our staircase was recently featured in the Saturday Times Magazine. The design by interior…

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10 Beautiful Balustrades – Thorne Balustrade in Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine

10 Beautiful Balustrades – Thorne Balustrade in Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine

There’s some really exciting work being created at the moment by many staircase and balustrade designers. We were delighted to heat that editors at Homebuilding and Renovating magazine selected our Thorne Balustrade to feature in their top ten balustrades in the UK.  

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Zigzag’s New Sexy Spiral Staircase

Zigzag’s New Sexy Spiral Staircase

Check out our new spiral staircase – we love it so much we think it’s sexy.

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Zigzag to Exhibit Unique Sculptural Balustrades at 100% Design 2014

Zigzag to Exhibit Unique Sculptural Balustrades at 100% Design 2014

Hope to see you at 100% Design at Earls Court in September this year as we’ll be exhibiting our unique range of sculptural balustrades for staircases and galleries. Designed by Nick Burborough the ballustrades turn any staircase into a beautiful sculptural show piece. Cast in solid metals,…

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