Looking good is a tough job but this industrial furniture makes it look easy. Unusual materials like concrete and recycled objects from all over find new life in this inventive and thoroughly practical selection.
Want to deck out a room fully in industrial chic design? It’s not hard with this swell collection of thoughtfully curated industrial furniture. Start with the heavy lifting, that is, tables and chairs. A beautiful coffee table is a must for any living room: an industrial design combining both glass and concrete seamlessly melds these contrasting materials into a piece that’s way more than the sum of its parts. A couch using recycled flooring and vintage leather could be the next step (and an environmentally friendly choice) while a lamp made out of repurposed film lights will make the room positively glow. Are you feeling more industrious now?
Of course industrial chic plays nicely with quite a few other styles, too. Industrial shelving and seating utilising vintage and recycled materials will look fantastic next to retro furniture and it’s a great way to reduce your carbon footprint by cutting down on the amount of new material required to furnish your home. You can go back a bit further and pair these pieces with antiques from centuries past; when eras collide the results are often surprising and always delightful. Certain pieces, especially those using high-tech manufacturing materials like aluminum or carbon fibre, already look futuristic so they’re sure to appear stunning next to a far-out avant garde chair or contemporary abstract art prints. Just keep colours in mind to maintain consistency. Polished aluminum will look fantastic with burnished brass or matte pastels, while the sleek look of composite is stunning with earth tones.