If you are someone whose heart belts out happy songs as you walk into a space awash in more of a ‘behind-the-scenes-appeal’ than the ‘in-your-face-conventional-glamour’, we’d say welcome to the league! There’s something very hypnotic about interiors that are a departure from what we consider traditionally appealing—where bare concrete walls, weathered wood, and patinated metal are celebrated than concealed. Well well, we are sure by now you must have figured out what we are referring to—the style, of course!
This style revers the bones of the buildings; trains the spotlight on the structural elements; and basically lays it all bare—including the walls, ductwork, beams, and the whole interior enchilada which is painfully hidden beneath layers of cosmetic cover-ups. This blog post is dedicated to this raw and edgy aesthetic and how you can go about conjuring it in your interior—be it your home or office.
#1: MINIMAL DETAILING WITH AN UNFINISHED LOOK
A stunning wall featuring Argento Antico and Old Copper VetroTec Acrylic Glass Panels reflects the fundamental canon of the industrial-chic style—minimal decoration.
First and foremost, unlike other trending styles—the industrial aesthetic is all about a no nonsense approach. Surfaces used in this style are never over-the-top or bedazzle with opulence but convey a raw simplicity. Spaces are free of bulking furniture and layouts are open and allow for breathing—knick-knacks and decor accessories are few and unfussy.
#2: SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS
An edgy partition-cum-shelf in Black Valchromat brings industrial flair in a living room.
The industrial style is all about unpretentiousness—restrained setups where nature is a big part of the narrative. Just like the wood fiber panels from Valchromat—they bring with them the distinct coarseness of wood and vibrancy of organic dyes. The unassuming vibe these panels emanate feels soothing and down-to-earth. This aesthetic also favors resuscitating life into pieces that are on the fag end of their lifecycle—say, when a wardrobe door is transformed into a coffee table. Valchromat panels are engineered by hewing to the principles of sustainability—the wood used is sourced from waste, residue from timber mills, pine, and recycled pine. Also, the panels are suffused with organic dyes that tick two important boxes—conscience and color!
A sturdy kitchen island in Black Chopped Wood from Holz in Form range of Embossed Veneer Panels acts as nature’s neutral in this industrial scheme. These embossed veneer panels which come in the ravishing rugged textures of natural wood—are perfect to punch up visual intrigue into the mix.
When it comes to the color palette, the industrial-style stays decidedly towards the neutral side of the spectrum. We reckon it makes things easier as the palette is narrower and not a lot of time goes into hashing it out over the colors to choose from. Black, grey, brown, and white are the hues that dominate this style. Just because the palette is limited doesn’t mean it gets all lackadaisical.
4: RAW YET REFINED METALS
Conveying a steampunk-inspired edge is a stunning pure Stainless Steel laminate 600/600 from Homapal. The lustrous discs featuring anisotropic reflections create a spectacular interaction of highlights and shadings—an effect that makes it decidedly industrial in appeal.
There’s no industrial style without metals, period. Whether you go for metals possessing a visual record of the effects of time or on-trend metals that ‘feel in’ with the modern times—metals are the quintessence of this aesthetic. Think beautifully distressed brass knobs or metal pendant lights with dinged surfaces.
If you are looking to create this aesthetic for your residential or commercial project, we’d like to invite you to our Ventura Architectural Experience Centre TODAY in 1/120, W.H.S, Kirti Nagar, New Delhi to help you cherrypick surface decors for your industrial vision. You can also log on to our website venturaindia.com to view our wide-ranging assortment of surface decors. For personal assistance, you can reach us on 91-11-45546700 and 1-800-103-6756 (toll-free).