This post was last updated on January 6th, 2020 at 10:34 am
You’d be forgiven for thinking that Industrial Style Furniture or styling sounds a little like living in the middle of a building site! And it’s true that when the term first appeared in the 70s, industrial style was all about making a feature of rough and imperfect spaces. Great if you lived in a converted city loft or refurbished factory with its exposed beams, pipes & brickwork.
Today, however, Industrial styling and furniture is all about functionality and appearance, using hard wearing materials such as wood, metal and concrete, and inspired by old factory and laboratory pieces.
A few key pieces can transform your home
You don’t need to live in an urban apartment or loft conversion to create the look. The key to effectively adding industrial elements into your home is the mixing and matching of modern styles with older inspired architectural details. No need to go overboard, a few key pieces could transform your home into a unique stylish living space.
Industrial style furniture has now become increasingly popular among Scandinavian furniture designers, making it more available, very on-trend and a key feature in many homes needing a modern lease of life.
Industrial-style cabinet with glass doors. This spacious cabinet is divided into two spaces with shelves to keep everything from ceramics to clothes. This large cabinet has an elegant dark nuance, and adds an almost majestic expression to any room. Combine it with wooden furniture to soften up the dark iron, or with industrial inspired furniture in order to make an even more raw expression.
Created from reclaimed timber and rustic large metal wheels. The design is inspired by the Indian carts traditionally used at the Indian markets. This cart would make a great centrepiece as a coffee or games table. Alternatively create an eye catching display with luscious plants and your favourite memorabilia.
The Crudes stunning 32mm solid recycled elm table top and sturdy dark metal frame is a force to be reckoned with. The combination of the dark frame and the warmth of the wood and the rustic styling would be eye- catching in any interior. Perfect for family times, entertaining and making memories.
Our industrial-style dining chair has an attractive iron frame and a stylish seat & back upholstered in quality black or tan leather with detailed ribbed stitching. These chairs would look perfect around our Alagon Dining Table or the Scuola Dining Table, or standalone in an office or living space.
Add a little urban-style living to your home with the Giro coat rack. This rack forms part of our edgy Industrial style Giro range. This old school style coat rack is a stylish but practical way to hang coats and accessories, and for storing shoes or baskets on the 2 open wooden shelves.
The raw pendant has been created with precise attention to detail. This Industrial looking shade has been softened by adding a wooden detail top. The contrast of iron & wood gives this pendant a raw quality whilst keeping its classic good looks.
The Vintage Mirror has a rustic charm with its withered iron frame to give it that industrial vintage style. Its design is inspired by old warehouse windows with iron frames. This mirror would definitely add light and character to your hallway or living space. If you want to make a wow feature, hang two side-by-side for greater impact.
Rustic Trolley Bookcase
The perfect combination, raw metal industrial-style wheels & rustic wooden tray shelves. This piece would work perfectly in your kitchen as a larder or storage, or as a display to showcase your favourite books and house plants. This trolley is not only impressive in appearance but well-designed for practical purposes too.