Industrial Revolution

 

Often the style for loft apartments reflecting the once-was look of an old warehouse or factory, industrial is a confident style where everything from the construction to the selected furniture and items are boldly on display. It works great in open plan spaces. It's enjoying a big come back. Think plenty of on-display storage and impactful light fittings!

STAR BUY

Concrete Hauteville Chair, £349 via Amara.com

Meccano chair - LOVE ! - via Amara £135, in a range of colours

Fractal Side Table by Graham Tulett from Niche London, £229

Globus 280 Concrete Pendant Light, £115

Chair with Metal Legs - Black by NORDAL via Amara, £86

Monolit Side Table - Small - Black, £164, Amara

Overdyed Chair - Weathered Grey, DIESEL LIVING with Moroso, £360

WM String Dining Chair - Black, £219.95 via Amara.com

Wooden Side Table, NORDAL via Amara

Key traits

This is not just a look for unfinished spaces. sometimes the look is intentionally unfinished.

  • Wood and Metal Surfaces. Pair a wooden table with metal chairs.

  • Exposed pipes/ brickwork. Copper pipework is really trending!

  • Earth tones and neutrals

  • Vintage and restored furniture and accessories inspired by factories and labs. Think powder coated metal stools. 

  • Metro tiles

  • Exposed bulbs

  • Objects have utilitarian rather than decorative purpose 

This style is for

Those who like DIY, who like rough surfaces and being able to deconstruct things so that they can see how they operate.

 

If you don't like pompous interiors and waste but instead are drawn to salvage yards and don't mind buying second hand then this style is right up your street. Re-purpose and give a whole new lease of life to something precious.  

Cabrini, Desk, Concrete & Reclaimed Pine, £429, Swoon Editions

Santa Clara Modern Industrial Table Lamp, £125, by Mike Treanor from Mullan Lighting Design

Bogota Quirky Pendant Light, Mullan lighting via Cippings around £77

Cullen Table Lamp by Mike Treanor from Mullan Lighting Design, £160

Valletta Floor Lamp

Botega Pendant Lamp from Enrico Zanolla, £136

Kinshara Table Lamp by Mullan Lighting Design

What to expect

Clean, no-nonsense lines that are a bit masculine. You can tone the style down by mixing old and new. 

Add a touch of feminity with a bit of pink neon. 

INSTANT IMPACT

San Jose Industrial Chandelier via Clippings.com

Will work best

In large spaces. Think open plan with this style. 

Bleecker Dining Table, Concrete & Acacia, £599, Swoon Editions

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