The Industrial Look
The Industrial Look is about proudly displaying the building materials that many try to conceal. Adding a raw, unfinished look to the most carefully designed homes. It’s about selecting pieces that are as much about function as style. This growing trend in interior design is used for those wanting a loft/warehouse look and feel in apartments, modern homes and commercial spaces. The Industrial Look showcases neutral tones, utilitarian objects, wood and metal surfaces.
A warehouse/loft look combines a truly industrial feel with a range of other styles. This look isn’t just for “unfinished” spaces. In fact, many design enthusiasts who celebrate high end interiors are adding industrial style into their homes through such features as stainless steel surfaces, metal light fixtures and vintage furniture. Click into our Terrace Medley Brick Slips that will help bring this look to your space.
One signature element of industrial interior design is the presence of features that people typically try and conceal, such as pipes and ducts. You can imagine how liberating this proved to be when the concept of loft/warehouse apartments started gaining popularity. Converting former industrial spaces to residential living may have been a challenge, but leaving a few raw elements exposed reminded residents of the buildings’ original purpose.
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Let’s talk furniture. We know that industrial design involves the use of metal and wood. It’s precisely these materials that combine to create industrial style furnishings. A wooden table paired with metal chairs. Exposed pipes and ducts. A kitchen with stainless steel counters. These industrial elements combine to create a chic modern home.
We need to celebrate a love of industrial design through new pieces and ideas that evoke the past. Let’s not forget about the resurgence of vintage industrial metal furniture in the form of cabinets. In fact, many antique dealers are stocking up on metal office furnishings and selling these pieces for thousands of pounds. You can also buy these items new in most modern and design focused retail outlets.