Be Inspired – Modern Industrial Style

In this issue of Ferrari Living we shine the spotlight on the chic, modern industrial design trend that has become hugely popular in recent years. This style is based on the cool warehouse/ loft vibe and looks fantastic in all sorts of interiors, from family homes and apartments to edgy commercial spaces.

To start, let’s examine the colour palette which is inspired by the materials of industry such as concrete and steel. Walls look fantastic in shades of grey, and you can also bring in splashes of black and warm neutrals. To keep the look sleek select textiles in plain block colours, meaning no fancy patterns on throw rugs or glitzy cushions.

Industrial furniture is classified as any functional object that has a specific use in a professional context, such as a workshop bench. Raw, solid and built to last, functionality takes precedence over beauty when it comes to industrial furniture. These no frills objects transcend the boundaries of fashion and create a stylish, edgy look in a home or office. They are also a fantastic conversation starter, as there is a unique story behind each piece.

The element that most symbolises industrial furniture is metal, which was coming into its own at the end of the 19th Century. Don’t be afraid to mix together a variety of metals – combine matt finishes with bright shiny surfaces, and older metals that have a tarnished patina coating. For best results incorporate raw wood and glass into the space. Mesh, wire and chain fit perfectly too.

Due to the popularity of this design trend, original industrial furniture is becoming harder to find. Here at Ferrari Interiors we work with specialist antique dealers and are able to source a piece just right for you. We can also help you adapt an industrial piece of furniture to give it a new function within your office or home, such as an industrial light which also doubles as a saucepan rack in a kitchen.

If you like this style but cannot afford an original piece, Ferrari Interiors is also able to source a quality reproduction for you, from heavy duty industrial floor lamps to metal topped dining tables. Take a look at our Fab Finds section for further inspiration.

Fab Finds

(all measurements are in millimetres)

Metal 20 Draw CD Cabinet
Inside Drawer Measurements H. 278 X W.127 X D.113
Price: $1560
Clipper Bar Stool
Seat Height Adjustable from 600-705
Price: $220
5 Shelf Glass Front Cabinet
H.885, W.435, D.305
Material: Metal and Glass
Price: $450
Steel Top Dining Table on Wheels
L.1500 x D.750 x H.740
Price: $1,800
L.1800 x D.800 x H.740
Price: $1990
Round Steel Coffee Table
D. 800
Price: $1260
Double Arm Cantalievered Floor Lamp
Brush chrome finish
Price: $700
Steel Tripod Floor Lamp (Med)
D.250 shade, H.1650
Price: $690
Bronze Industrial Style Pendant
D.600, H.490
Price: $900

Fancy the modern industrial look? Please contact Bernadette at Ferrari Interiors on 0417 088 602 for cost savings on unique pieces of industrial furniture and lighting. With a wealth of furniture and accessory suppliers at her fingertips, Bernie is able to provide her clients with access to showrooms normally closed to the public as well as price reductions.