LOOKBOOK MODERN INDUSTRIAL OFFICE FURNITURE
Textured. Sophisticated. Raw. With the Modern Industrial Office, the workspace is stripped to the bare bones. It mixes the sensibilities of the past with the optimism of the future, creating a minimalistic aesthetic that blends the unique rich textures of wood, earth and metal.
BORN OF WOOD & STEEL
For many, the general idea of what the industrial office style consists of is simplicity, neutrality and understated furniture. Everything about it promotes the opposite of excess because it instead wants to promote efficiency. And to a certain extent, it is that. But there’s so much more that goes into this interior office design – especially now.
So what is modern industrial design? When the term “industrial” comes up, one generally thinks of the Industrial Revolution. And sure enough, that’s where it came from: the late 18th century, when the great British Empire led the rest of the civilized world into the Industrial Revolution and streamlined mass production. As workers switched from hand-craftsmanship to operating machines, industrial furniture became much more simple to mass produce, especially with two materials on hand: wood and metal. These came along with the side benefit that both were extremely sturdy and durable. In the 2000s, the industrial furniture style made a resurgence because it fit in with the modern-minimalist trend and made it easy for customers to be more environmentally friendly with its use of repurposed wood and steel.
Strip everything down to the essentials – with every design detail serving a purpose.
INTO THE MODERN AGE
Clean, straight lines & simple geometric shapes serve as the foundation of structure – while a harmonious blend of plush textiles, brushed metals, hard edges & soft, warm hues create a bold, dramatic statement.
BREAKING THE MOLD
Vivid pops of colors, unique lighting & unconventional furniture pieces add warmth & personality to the modern industrial office.
ENHANCING THE MODERN INDUSTRIAL OFFICE
Source’s bold color blocking (Image A) in its Repeat series is another example. Wine-red and mustard yellow backless benches amidst white brick walls and an abstract painting prove that adding vibrant colors and artwork don’t take away from the industrial style; it gives the place a more rejuvenated feel.
THE INDUSTRIAL STYLE: REDEFINED
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