Sunday, December 27, 2009

Featured Collectible - Vintage Industrial Chic - Pt 1

I've been noticing a trend the last several months that is being labeled "Industrial Chic" - a design style that loves metal, wire, hardware, patina (including rust!), the colors black, white, brown and gray, and any item that brings an almost steampunk type of feeling to interior spaces.

It's pretty interesting, being far far away from vintage kitsch, shabby chic, cottage style and other popular design trends, but borrowing from the more sparse mid-century modern decor that plays up clean (yet interesting) lines and shapes.

I poked around to see what was out there being targeted toward this emerging trend, I found quite a bit - including some things that had me raising my eyebrows at the prices! Who knows, maybe the prices are right in line with what people who are cultivating this look are willing to pay?

The items I found tend to fall into one of just a few categories - lighting, storage, office supplies, and seating. Here's a few good examples:

Lighting







Storage








Office Supplies






Seating





Industrial Age Royal Metal Co. Brown Side Chair

As you can see there is a lot of great stuff out there! I'm still working on part 2 of this post, trying to find other not so obvious ways to inject a bit of Industrial Chic into your decor - home accessories, kitchenware, etc. - hopefully I'll have it ready to go in a day or two, stay tuned!




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6 comments:

C. Dianne Zweig said...

Thanks for the great photography on inddstrial chic,,,Dianne

heidi said...

love all the office necessaries. way, way, way cool.

The Recycle-ista said...

just listed something that fits this category
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37432323

loved this article! your blog inspired me!

Mitzi said...

Wow, that water meter cover is definitely right in line, great find!

Wanda said...

How fun! I've always been drawn to those things, but never decorated with it. I'm thinking I can really get into the storage items, though. And wondering why in the world I've passed up all those slide storage things through the years!

Mitzi said...

I know Wanda, it is such a different style from what the market has been saturated with the last several years - even though it is comprised of items, like the slide storage cases, that we all see out junking! My eyes will be open for "industrial chic" in 2010 for sure...