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Industrial Style: Bare and Exposed

This design style celebrates the rough, matured, weathered, and unfinished look that is cohesive and chic. 

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What is the Industrial Design Style

Developed during the early 20th-century wave of converting industrial spaces into residential homes, brick walls, piping, steel joints, copper rods, and unprocessed wood were left uncovered and visibly expose the construction backbone of a space.

Furniture is often minimalist and soft to empower the raw appearance of the room, foregoing layers of cladding and paint to achieve a more edgy ambience that is unexpected and chic.

Taking style clues from old factories and industrial spaces, structural elements, such as supporting beams and pillars, become focal points that gravitate everything around them into one cohesive space.

Typical Colours

The typical industrial colour palette is rich with the raw tones of brown, black, concrete, white, and a gradient of greys, contrasted by light-coloured fabrics and the greens of large and luscious indoor plants.

  • Black

  • White

  • Brown

  • Dark Grey

  • Grey

  • Metallic

Matching Materials

The rough environment is characterised by straight, minimalistic lines, running along concrete surfaces, matured natural-wood floors, and wide windows that blend together with the exposed brick walls and steel beams that support the structure.

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  • Industrial 2. Naturel wood
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  • Industrial 2. Concrete

Colours for Industrial style

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Suggested Décor

Amidst the industrial mix of unexpected materials, innovative furniture fits in well with no redundant detailing, where every bolt or screw is an essential part of the structure.

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