Upolert metal. Urban response to Shabby Chic. Rough expression.
What characterizes the style?
Rough edges, coarse dimensions, and unfinished or well-used materials are typical features. The furniture is solid and the joints are exposed.
Steel, iron and zinc with patina are regulars. No polished or high gloss surfaces. Walls are kept in gray tones, preferably bricks or concrete. Strong accent colors occasionally make the style energetic.
Coarse wood occurs, otherwise few organic elements. The style broke out as old factories and industrial premises were re-regulated into homes – not only in New York and London but also in Norwegian cities.
What are typical of the style?
Pendulum lamps and floor lamps in corroded metal. Old filing cabinets or lockers (known from, for example, public swimming pools), metal furniture or concrete details.
Typical industrial elements make it easy to combine with other styles. Besides, they do not take any damage to wear, on the contrary.
What kind of atmosphere creates the style?
The industrial style is the urban response to Shabby Chic, and the style anchors the interior of a urban environment.
The atmosphere is more masculine and because of its extensive use of patinated metal and concrete, the expression becomes rather cool, but at the same time informal and relaxing.