Industrial Style Moodboard

Stripped back architecture. A raw and unfinished look. Concrete and metal. These are all characteristics of industrial design. The look originated in the 1950’s, when groups of young artists in New York City moved to old abandoned factories and warehouses.  These abandoned dwellings were left over from the 1900’s, when new ways of producing energy such as coal and fuel mechanical power required large factory spaces that were housed under one roof. Eventually, more flexible and efficient energy styles required larger amounts of land, rendering the warehouses empty and forgotten. The artistic and creative thinkers who took over the space in the fifties loved the abundance of natural lights and open floor plans, and the industrial look was born.

Concrete is one of the common features found in industrial style homes and apartments. However if you don’t happen to have natural concrete in your dwelling, you can fake it with STON-KER, porcelain tiles that mimic the look of stone. Arizona Caliza, a popular selection in this series, has a natural stone pattern that has the look of cement with the superior performance of porcelain tile.

The Emotions kitchen E7.90  in Acero / Roble Curo finishes has one of the most popular features of an industrial home: a kitchen with steel surfaces  and sleek metal finishes. Part of the Emotions collection, this kitchen features Urban Stick brassware and floor tiles in Concept Gris.

Black metal legs and an edgy but slim design are the focus of the Pure Line vanity. Square lines and clean angles are the inspiration for this collection, which is composed also of a mirror, faucet and sink.

Nox Corten Nature is a tile from the Xlight collection that simulates the appearance of a metal alloy.  Inspired by the rusting of Corten steel, it is a steel alloy with nickel, copper and phosphorus in a composition that prevents rusting from affecting the mechanical properties of the metal. The Xlight tiles are ultra- light and ultra- thin through body tiles, offering advantages and new possibilities to the world of architecture and decoration.

Tono, a new collaboration between Porcelanosa and Foster + Partners, is minimalist, practical, functional, and provides the highest quality in manufacturing materials for a unique bathroom experience. Unified by a simplistic design language and palette of complementary materials and color tones, the minimalist aesthetic of TONO is comprised of high quality materials and simplistic forms.