An Industrial Revolution Theme: For Your Home

It is not just Danny Boyle who has set tongues wagging about the Industrial Revolution, featuring it heavily in the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games; now it has become a major interior design theme and people are loving the pared back and raw, urban edge you can add to your interior space. By simply changing tables, seating, lighting and storage, you can create a complete new look that replicates the East London’s factories and warehouses, and draw inspiration from their stripped back style. You should be looking for furniture that combines simplicity of form with practical function, and use reclaimed or recycled goods wherever you can. Also take note of mixing up different materials such as steel and wood; this brings a striking and modern textural contrast but is still in keeping with the industrial look. We have sourced some great products for you to have a look at:

Inspired by traditional factory stools for a touch of industrial style. The Vale Adjustable Stool is priced at £69 and is texturally contrasted with a distinctive mix of metal and wood. With a well-oiled screw mechanism so you can adjust the height to suit you. Swivel up or down to alter, or lock into position for a firmer sit. Solid construction with the best quality steel and wood means this stool will stand the test of time. With plastic feet to protect your floor. Designed to fit in with your life at whatever height it happens. Team with the Vale barstools for a uniform look and added flexibility.

After the pallets have helped deliver our furniture, we reclaim them and transform them into beautiful Legion Pallet Tables costing a mere £249. Each pallet is stamped on its travels – every one is unique, like a badge of honour. The result is a table with history and character. Hand treated in the UK. The solid pine is sandblasted for a textured finish and waxed to a golden brown. With brakes on two wheels. This piece is a press favourite, and we hope you like it just as much.

The Morton Large Glass Table is created by James Harrison and is a steal at £299. This makes a design-led dining table for up to six people. This glass trestle table will enhance the sense of light and space in your room. With clean, gently shaped lines for effortless style. Crafted from beautiful solid oak with a tempered glass top, this has been built to last. In clear lacquer for a fresh, natural look. The clever folding design makes for quick assembly and easy storage when not in use. Perfectly finished too, with no visible hinges.

If you want to add some stripped-down style to your seating, you won’t go far wrong with this bistro inspired pair. The Legend Cafe Chairs cost £129 a pair and allow you to go bold with red or mix and match for extra impact. Very versatile, these can be used both inside and out thanks to their durable finish. Keep it simple, or mix and match for extra impact. In eye-catching galvanized steel for an industrial edge. The sit is firm and well supported – perfect for longer sittings and everyday use.

Finally, for that complete loft style feel, check out this Urban Floor Lamp for an amazing £49. Tall and understated, this floor light is perfect for adding accent or ambient lighting to contemporary looks. With a raw, heavy concrete base for a slightly industrial edge. Ideal for giving that urban edge to your living space. It’s tall and slim, yet robust. Made with a concrete base, a metal stand finished in black lacquer and a high quality fabric drum shade. Sent in minimal packaging to save on waste and reduce shipping for a lower carbon footprint, this is a sound eco choice.

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