It was in New York, in the late 1950s, the warehouses and factories have given space to the lofts. For convenience and economy, these spaces have been adapted and turned into housing. Over time, that was a way simple and inexpensive of living, became a world trend in architecture.
The style is inspired by the factories and industrial sheds has gained strength in the decoration. It is unpretentious, with architecture more stripped-down composed only by the essential, and when applied together the natural scenario, it becomes warm.
(Patricia Cassol Pereira, Architect)
For those seeking ideas of how to bring the industrial to your space, we brought some tips of how to incorporate it:
1 – PRESERVE THE STRUCTURE OF THE PROPERTY
Beams to the shows, apparent pipes, walls, or surfaces without finishes… all that is legitimate in the local wins prestige in this style. You will also thank to think that any little problem, electric or hydraulic will be resolved with greater ease and will not need to desmanches and plasters.
2 – PREFER WIDE-OPEN ENVIRONMENTS
Integrated settings, high ceilings and large windows are features that help to give breadth to the site. But if you have already purchased the property and has no room for modifications, do not worry! It is possible to make a space industrial style by looking at the furniture and decoration itself. There are alternatives to this, such as paints that mimic the texture of the cement, for example.
3 – USE DIFFERENT MATERIALS
Brick walls to the shows, wood, concrete and metal are responsible for a large part of the charm of the environment. Can be mixed both in the structure of the property itself and in the furnishings.
4 – MIX THE ANCIENT AND THE MODERN
The rustic and the current are in this style. The mix of furniture wood and metal furniture marry very well, balancing the décor and bringing with it an industrial air. But there is no need to take the foot of the letter: feet popsicle, details in metal, painted metal or patinadas already employ a tone to industrial to furniture.
5 – COMBINE NEUTRAL TONES
The tones of grey, earth and black are constant. Can also be combined with a palette more clear, still neutral. But this does not mean that we can’t use COLOUR in the environment. Points color vibrant are interesting to create a counterpoint and use a cool decoration.
6 – PAY ATTENTION TO THE LIGHTING
Lighting is an important ally, especially if the environment does not have the natural light needed. Use light fixtures metal, or rustic to give it an urban air. Rails with spots are also very practical and often used in projects, increasing the feeling of depth of the environment and allowing for a lighting class.
7 – USE THE HIGH-LOW
This concept is based on merging design pieces of high added value (high) with parts simple, basic, which does not call so much attention (low). For example, the combination of a chair signed by a designer with a small table side that you kept in house and not used.
The architect Patricia Cassol Pereira has created an environment where these industrial characteristics are perfectly identified. Check out the work and get inspired!
The environment features neutral tones, and timeless, where the harmony of the colors and the uniformity of the furniture become the visual focal point. This is an environment uncomplicated, with pieces striking in décor and with nature, invading the room through the sky planters. The spot color in the furnishings and decor stand out in the middle of the palette neutral.
Check out all the images of the project here.