Industrial HiFi Overkill

Industrial HiFi Overkill

Anthony Nguyen
Feb 25, 2011

There comes a point in a tech addict's life that he/she realizes "taking it to the next level" may not have been such a great idea. Such an example is this overly enthusiastic industrial HiFi theme gone awry, transforming a perfectly hospitable home into something more along the lines of submarine quarters or a scene from the movie Silent Hill.

Other words quickly come to mind: Prison cell, ship's hull, radiation bunker. I truly love little doses of industrial touches, but this? I think caging anything in a home should have a really good reason behind it, not just for purely aesthetic reasons.

On the other hand, this could be a good starting point - a space completely devoid of any warmth or personal touches - can be an exercise for the interior design student in all of us. Perhaps adding some recycled wood, plastic, or fabrics, or maybe elements from contemporary or upcycled eclectic pieces from thrift finds.

The ever popular "steampunk" style might even find a good home here. Then again, it might just be a good idea to strip everything and start over since even the HiFi equipment is starting to feel a bit uncomfortable in this space.

What do you guys think? Too much industrial? Is it worth saving? What would you change?

(Via Desire To Inspire)

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