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Our Creativity

Stairs aren’t just for climbing. We believe that commitments to design and safety are also indispensable.
At Katzden Architec we design living spaces that are beautiful and easy to use, and our technology is a result of our pursuit of all the possibilities of the staircase. For over 15 years since our founding, our technology has been polished to adapt to all manner of situations as we propose and create the best possible stairs for each building.

For Utility

At Katzden Architec we have selected steel as the material for our staircases.
But that doesn’t mean it has to be coarse, nor cold as iron. Instead a floating lightness emphasises the stair as a modern objet d’art.
It’s uncommon for sharp, beautiful design to be combined with practicality. The comfort in the touch of the handrail is thanks to the chamfering of just 2mm at the corners. Refusing to compromise through repeated trial and error, we have created a warmth of touch that will endure with the whole interior.
And as for practicality, the “knock-down” format that we use in manufacturing can shorten the construction period to as little as a single day.

For SunLight

See-through stairs create a bright space that doesn’t block light.
The light that illuminates the house determines the image of the space. Using stairs that maximize the effectiveness of the lighting has made it possible to create unprecedented new living spaces.
The space under the stairs is usually unlit and difficult to use effectively, but Katzden Architec stairs make it an integral part of the interior and illuminate the living space with vivid color.
What distinguishes us is not just the safety and excellent design of our stairs, but our attention to the design of the entire living space.

For Family

Houses have to provide family spaces.
A house for the couple, a house for children, a house for parents and so on; the whole space including the stairs must be designed to fulfil all kinds of needs.
The structure must obviously be safe for children and the elderly to use, but it’s also important that it provide an environment in which the family can communicate easily.
As an answer to these needs, the atrium and see-through stairs can help families to be closer.

Our Spirit

The spirit of Katzden Architec is not limited simply to manufacturing.
The name "Katzden" is derived from our previous name "Mizue Katsuden", initially a manufacturer and vendor of TV antennas but now named to connote “using electricity”. TV antennas are made of aluminium, which as well as being light, rust-resistant and easily worked, also has the merit of being recyclable many times: an extremely environmentally friendly metal.
As well as representing the concept of using electricity, the name encapsulates our 45-year history and spirit.
Next, “Archi-” connotes architecture and construction.
Aluminium and other materials are used in many areas of manufacturing, but our main focus is in construction. We feel that urban and living spaces in Asia on average are far inferior to those of Europe and America, and the messy and jumbled townscapes are tiresome.
We wish to make such townscapes a little more beautiful.
Lastly, “-tec” connotes technology, as in science and technology.
“Construction” tends to invoke notions like civil engineering, but we also wish to solve civil engineering related problems, in cooperation with clients, with proposals based on our knowledge and ideas from materials and manufacturing technology. Rather than specifications like “here’s the diagram, build this”, our stance is to take images and memos that clients have drawn up, and to create things together.

Our Story

"Design a Life."

When first established, Katzden Architec started by selling the straight steel staircase "ObjeA" and has since developed a range of stair products based on the concept of “Design a Life”, including the spiral staircase "Modelia", cycle stand "D-NA", stationery "SALEDO", wood stove "HOMRA" and more.
This style of development that aims to get close to people’s real daily lives is expressed as "Design a Life."

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