Poole: Wisp Balustrade

‘Wisp’ is used on this project in Sandbanks, Poole, to reflect the ocean. It created stunning waves up the staircase over two Zigzag stair flights, sitting on ebony steps and with an ebony handrail.

Here Zigzag were commissioned to design and make the whole staircase, and shows just how nicely our stairs and our balustrades can work together. The solid base of the staircase over the first 6 steps was designed to look like the bow of a boat and finished in polished venetian plaster.

Wisp is one of our best selling award winning sculptural balustrades, so called because of its wisp like curves and undulating sections, like wisps of smoke it twists and turns up your staircase and along your gallery. Wisp creates beautiful wave effects that change as you walk past or up a staircase. It has been used in developments by the sea to reflect the ocean, it's also been used in Art Deco inspire builds due to its beautifully delicate and feminine ’S’ deco shape. 

It goes well mixed with little sister ’Squiggle’ too (see Rugby case study). Wisp is truly part of the Zigzag family and our heritage. 

Wisp won Gold at the New York Design Awards in 2016

2016-New-York-Design-Awards Wisp Balustrade

poole-5 Wisp Balustrade

poole-8 Wisp Balustrade

Two flights of spiral staircase with a white central steel spine, white sprayed timber stringers, all supporting ebonised oak treads with integrated led lighting.

This staircase was by the sea in Sandbanks and so our inspiration was liquid waves and movement, art deco white curved walls with contrasting dark steps. The sculptural balustrade is from our range and called 'Wisp', the handrail brackets are called 'Fin' inspired by the shape of a sharks dorsal fin. 

A two flight cantilevered staircase, hand straight half spiral stair, with sculptural metal balustrades, oak treads and ebonised oak handrail.