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The industrial trend may have been around for a while now, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t still relevant.
You don’t have to live in a warehouse or converted loft space in order to create an authentic industrial look. Picture exposed walls, patchy concrete, metallic touches, gloomy greys, wire chairs, raw wood and stripped-down lighting. This look works particularly well combined with fresh white walls or features, but for an injection of colour, add green fauna or furniture in a vibrant signal-yellow or rusty red.
The fantastic thing about concrete is that it works both in smaller amounts and on a larger scale, from whole walls of exposed concrete to subtle hints through vases and lighting.
The Heavy Light is visually simple, but highly intriguing thanks to the unconventional use of concrete. The red cable adds a subtle yet vibrant touch to an otherwise understated product.
The unusual thing about this table is that despite being made of a heavy-duty material, it is surprisingly elegant and a strong contrast to the Decode Heavy Light. The concrete finish appears smooth and soft rather than rough and exposed and the thin table-top adds to its delicate nature.
Go for raw, imperfect wood in a light finish or rich solid oak.
The ability to be able to adjust the position of the wooden staves makes this innovative product perfect for the unfinished and functional look of the industrial trend. The steel frame is bold and chunky and makes quite a statement on its own.
Constructed from pure, raw wood, the Plank Suspension light is a functional, simple and versatile light. The directed source of light can be placed on a wall in a formulated pattern, stacked on the floor or hung from the ceiling, making it a perfect buy for the creative individual. It is also eco-friendly and fits the aesthetics of an industrial style room.
Copper, steel, bronze… anything works in an industrial-style environment.
You probably already know that the Tom Dixon Form Bowls are one of our favourite products at Nest.co.uk! The way in which the form bowls are bashed and battered into shape is rather aggressive and brash, which contrasts with the elegant and delicate shapes they are formed into.
The industrial trend is all about recycled pieces or materials that can be recycled. The eco-friendly HAY Hee Dining Chair is easily recyclable, but we hope you wouldn’t want to get rid of it! Wire chairs are almost like the skeleton of an unfinished design, stripped down to its most basic and pure form. This design is just that and comes in deep murky tones such as Army, Rust and Beige, as well as classic Black.
Hints of colour
As mentioned previously, signal reds and yellows are a perfect contrast in a grey warehouse-style room. If you’re feeling a bit more daring, experiment with other colours such as pastel pink or army green.
Exposed wires are a good way to create a raw industrial look. (And we don’t mean exposed in a literal sense!) The Flos May Day Utility Lamp has a practical handle which also acts as a cord reel. Highly versatile, the May Day lamp can be placed on a table, on the floor or suspended from a height. We love the Flos lamp in the rich orange version, which makes the product more striking than it already is.
Available in Red, White, Black and Nickel, the Parentesi Lamp has become somewhat of a design classic thanks to its simplicity and functionality. The aesthetic is focused around the practical properties of the lamp and is ideal in Black or Red.
You might be deceived into thinking this is a bin, but this doesn’t mean it’s rubbish! This eclectic stool is the perfect product to introduce to an industrial style room and is striking in any finish. For the ultimate impact, mustard yellow is the ideal choice.
One of the most iconic design classics, the Anglepoise Floor Lamp in Red is elegant, stylish and a contemporary twist on a traditional product. It is also highly adjustable and guaranteed to last thanks to its impeccable quality.
The structure of this stylish chair by Moooi makes it incredibly light in both a visual and physical sense. The interwoven layers are made from high-tech carbon fibre, for an intricate and striking appearance. Not only does this chair look the part for this particular setting, but its high-tech properties make it suitable in a functional and practical sense.
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Take inspiration from these industrial-style rooms.