Sleek and Chic: 15 Modern Glass Stair Railing Ideas for Your Project

The days of boring, cookie-cutter railings are over. Modern stair railings now come in a wide range of options that allow you to customize the design and meet the aesthetic goals of the space while also complying with accessibility standards and building codes.

These 15 sleek and chic glass stair railing design ideas will give you a peek into what’s possible with today’s modern stair railing options:

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1. Fun and Fresh

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This colorful space needed a railing system that allows for a fun and fresh take on the traditional. Enter the CIRCA® Glass Railing System. With a simple, yet modern look, the round tubular posts support glass infill that’s supported with fixed point holders.

2. Keep Up with Innovation

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Social stairs, or learning stairs, have entered the design world as a place for social interaction and engagement where building users, often employees or students, can gather and exchange ideas, have discussions, laugh, and interact. Providing railings that meet building codes and ADA standards, like the CIRCA® system, ensures the safe use of these spaces.

3. Multiple Applications

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While railings most often accompany stairs and ramps, they are equally important on balconies and decks. In this design, an unobstructed view of the basketball court below is a major design goal. The CUBE™ Glass Railing System features stainless steel railings with glass infill that add safety without taking away from the views.

4. Enhance Floating Stairs


This floating stair design benefits from the glass infill of the CUBE™ system because it furthers the goals of creating an open space. With unobstructed views of and from the stairs, more connection is formed throughout the building and the people within it.

5. Create Clean Continuous Lines

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This sleek system allows you to maintain clean and continuous lines even where the railing needs to turn a corner. The CUBE™ system is a robust contemporary look that offers glass infill for increased safety and aesthetic value.

6. Unobstructed Views and Interpersonal Connection

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Much of today’s design emphasizes open spaces and interpersonal connection. The SHOE™ Glass Railing System is the ideal system for meeting these goals. Perfect for commercial building atriums and along elevated walkways, it provides the right level of safety and modern stair railing glass.

7. Pops of Color

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This example of the SHOE™ system shows how colored glass can enhance brand identity and create a modern glass stair railing design.

8. Enhance Biophilic Design

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Biophilic design aims to bring the outdoors inside as a way to form a stronger connection with nature and reap the benefits that the natural world has to offer. The ceiling in this space calls to mind large, overarching branches and it is the star of the design. The SHOE™ railing system offers safety while allowing other design elements to shine.

9. Enhance the Open Feel

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Enhancing the open feel of a space is often one of the main design goals. This floating staircase creates lots of space underneath for added design touches, and the large windows allow natural light to flood into the space. The SOLO™ Glass Railing System enhances the flow of light rather than inhibiting it, as a traditional railing with other infill material would.

10. Customize to Fit Your Space

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The mounting options offered in the SOLO™ Glass Railing System means that no matter the design, you’ll be able to seamlessly integrate a modern glass railing system that adds safety and aesthetic value.

11. Contemporary Elegance

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The contemporary elegance of the SOLO™ Glass Railing System is perfect for a balcony where unobstructed views are essential.

12. Support on Floating Stairs

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This ultra-modern floating staircase features wood treads and darkened glass infill panels of the BLADE™ Glass Railing System. The striking glass panels make this staircase a design element in its own right and offer the necessary support for those using the stairs.

13. Perfect for Large Spaces

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The BLADE™ Glass Railing Systems modern glass stair railing is perfect for large open spaces that benefit from unobstructed views, which allows the space to feel open and airy.

14. Ultra-Contemporary Style

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The ultra-contemporary style of the BLADE™ Glass Railing System is the perfect modern glass stair railing design for cutting-edge spaces. The expertly-crafted system makes the glass appear suspended in the air and it compliments, rather than detracts, from other design elements.

15. Soft and Elegant

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The light wood of the FIN™ Glass Railing System pairs beautifully with glass infill to create a soft and elegant look in this bright, white space.

Create a Sleek and Chic Space with VIVA Railings’ Modern Glass Stair Rail Options

VIVA Railings offers a wide range of options for modern glass stair railings. Glass infill creates a contemporary look that allows for unobstructed views and invites the flow of natural light throughout a space.

Contact the experts at VIVA Railings today to see our modern glass stair rail options for your project.


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