Industrial modern is a design phrase that gets thrown around a lot but what exactly does it mean? To us, there is always an element that throws back to the era between the start of the industrial age and the dawn of international style. Industrial modern style can spring from living in a loft that used to be a warehouse back in the 1930s, adding reclaimed wood with a long interesting history, going a bit steampunk or using pipes as part of shelving structure, adding factory-style windows, providing classic metal stools inspired by 1930s French cafes and more.
A good industrial modern room is never cold — It’s not a sleek lacquer and metal minimalist space. There’s rough-hewn wood, glints of copper, exposed brick and/or patinaed concrete that add warmth. The story is in the shapes and textures. Here are ten of our favorite industrial modern pieces at Design Public right now.
Blu Dot Swish Console Desk. A mix of the powdercoated base and white ash wood hits the right balance.
Gus Modern Vintage Swingarm Lamp. Stainless steel arm and a vintage-y filament bulb. Plus, we prefer the wire hanging down the wall in an industrial modern space. Hiding it in the wall = too fussy.
Brave Space Design Acute High Stool. This looks like it could have been crafted in one of the warehouse spaces described above, by some modern-day carpenter/welder/all-around Renaissance person who studies the older ways of crafting objects.
Menu Wine Decanter. It has a beaker-like shape and a stainless steel top. Menu Wire Bin. It has has a simple wire look. Great for stashing all of your rolled up architectural drawings, toys, towels, flip flops, or, you know, wastepaper.
Blu Dot Real Good Chair in Copper. It glints. It changes over time. Its got great lines inspired by flat-packing. Your fingerprints only make it better. Sold.
DESU DESIGN Aperture Spice Rack. Strong horizontal lines, and the colors of the spices transform it into art.
Normann Copenhagen One Step Up Bookcase. Yeah, because it looks like a ladder. And it’s so simple.
LEFF Amsterdam Brick Wall Desk Clock. Because it’s a flip clock. And the font is awesome.
Cerno Silva Table Lamp. It just has a certain industrial meets craftsman structure to it.