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Industrial style or industrial chic refers to an aesthetic trend in interior design that takes clues from old factories and industrial spaces that in recent years have been converted to lofts and other living spaces. Components of industrial style include weathered wood, building systems, exposed brick, industrial lighting fixtures and concrete
This modern yet vintage-inspired trend is heavily influenced by early 20th-century manufacturing and Victorian style. You'll find exposed beams, rustic metal columns, lighting with antique-style bulbs and mechanical details like pulleys, gears, and valves.
Inspired by the interior spaces of 19th and early 20th-century manufacturing factories, the Industrial style combines a purely functional aesthetic with stylish refinements. During the height of the Industrial Revolution, these factories were a symbol of the lives of everyday working people. Inside these massive structures of commerce, there was no need for fussy details or overt ornamentation. Instead, with their exposed brick walls, huge glass windows, massive machinery, well-worn wooden floors and tables, and practical lighting, this distinctive style reminds one that factories were primarily about creating a functional environment.
Edgy yet sophisticated, Industrial style celebrates the utilitarian aspect of the industrial era while giving it a touch of chic comfort. Industrial style furniture has strong, sleek lines and no-frills surfaces with the warm look of woods. It has characteristic features like metal legs or hardware that is reminiscent of machinery. Common design elements of industrial decor are new or salvaged factory parts, wood accents with rich, lived-in patinas or worn paint, clear or ribbed glass lighting and just about anything metal.
Industrial Style relies on the viewer to see the pieces as a beautiful team of complements working toward a common goal rather than any singular, resolved shape.
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