27 Stair Designs That Will Hurt Your Brain And Break Your Neck

Stairs, like ceilings and doors, are a basic design feature of most buildings. And yet, somehow there are designers out there who still manage to mess them up… sometimes in spectacular fashion. Whether it’s a visually confusing layout that makes you unsure where to step or a geometry-defying design straight out of MC Escher’s wastebasket, these god-awful stair design fails will make you shake your head or break your neck. 

1. This invisible kicker

How dangerous these stairs are from CrappyDesign

2. This visual mess

Imagine being drunk from CrappyDesign

3. This shop class-looking booby trap

These stairs in my in-laws summerhouse. We have parties here so going down these stairs drunk is a challange. from CrappyDesign

4. This 45 degree nonsense

These new stairs at my office. from CrappyDesign

5. This step that isn’t a step

Almost broke my leg from CrappyDesign

6. This plaid-patterned death trap

7. This actual Escher come to life

These stairs are bad from mildlyinfuriating

8. This top of the stairs speed bump

This death trap in Thailand at the top of a large set of stairs, WHY!? from CrappyDesign

9. This dystopian holo-staircase

I’ve seen some crappy stairs, but this one takes the cake from CrappyDesign

10. This waste of concrete

Stairs to nowhere from CrappyDesign