Edgy & stoer! The industrial style
‘Eventually everything connects - People, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se’
- Charles Eames - designer & architect
Basis: colours & materials
The industrial style of living grew out of a love for buildings with that quintessential warehouse look. Lets paint you a picture: large open spaces, unfinished, rough... High ceilings, steel windows, concrete ceilings & floors.Think of a cooler colour palette that serves as a neutral base: black, white, shades of grey, light green and brown. These colours go perfectly with this style's characteristic materials: concrete, lime, wood, brick, steel and leather.
The combination of a cool colour palette and rough, authentic materials is irresistible!
The more authentic, the better. So don't be afraid to leave a few things unfinished. By all means, leave that beautiful exposed brick wall exactly as it is. A visible cable or a pipe in plain view? Yes please!
Go bold, go big
Since the basis of an industrial interior is neutral, you need solid eye-catchers to take your space to the next level. This could be a metal staircase, an old elevator shaft (yes, like in the movie, we wish ), but your furniture could be a perfect eye-catcher.
Be sure to continue the use of authentic, natural materials throughout the space. A leather Chesterfield, a steel apothecary cupboard, a life-size painting, a wooden scaffolding dining table with a metal base... Surrender and let go of the urge for perfection and see the beauty in flaking paintwork or a few dents or a scratches here and there. The fact that these pieces have had a whole other life gives them just that little bit more character.
Lighting as a finishing touch
Start by picking out the pièce de résistance and use it as the cornerstone when choosing the rest of your lighting. Find items from the same family but make sure there is enough variation to keep your space interesting and unique. Don't be afraid to switch up materials, it's allowed!
Wall and ceiling lights will bring everything together and creating a cohesive whole.
What's more, the choice of light source largely determines the final look and style of your main lighting. To complete the industrial look, why not choose Filament LED lamps? The visible 'filaments' give the whole a vintage vibe. Just like an old light bulb. Not!
At Atmooz, we like to put our own stamp on things. And we like to add an extra touch of refinement. Let's call it 'Industrial Elegance'. That's why our designs are versatile and multi-purpose. Not just for full-on industrial interiors... Think of a mix of rustic minimalism & industrial. Or Japandi with an industrial touch. Don't be afraid to go off piste. An original, idiosyncratic take makes for interesting combinations. It's so very you ☺
Dream away with the Pearl hanging lamp
Hard vs. soft. A perfect example of how to match a classic industrial material such as concrete with pure, organic shapes in bright white.
Simpel, raw, Rye
The Rye floor lamp ticks all the boxes. Black metal: check. Exposed light source: check. Quirky design: check!
So. Now you're all set for that industrial interior! Be bold! Enjoy the rough shell.