The New Industrial: Designs With Contempory Color & Finishes

The New Industrial: Designs With Contempory Color & Finishes

Aaron Able
Mar 25, 2010

Cartoonish, colorful and overtly graphic, these new furnishings all embrace the current style focus on industrial elements in contemporary decor. But unlike the prevailing style of vintage-inspired industrial like farm tables, rusty gears and cabinetry made from reclaimed factory wood (think Restoration Hardware) these new designs embrace industrial shapes and ideas with contemporary elements like pop-art colors, glossy finishes and the style of the contemporary cartoon version of Andy Warhol's Factory.

1 Dezeen | Delicious by Mathieu Lehanneur — Quilted metal storage units by the French designer.
2 MoCoLoco | Boxetti_Lounge by Rolands Landsbergs — resembling shipping packaging, these modular boxes by Latvia-based Rolands Landsbergs form various home furnishings. Check out the Boxetti site for the full effect.
3 Contemporist | Sofa Ruché by Inga Sempé for Ligne Roset — the new sofa by French designer Inga Sempé reminds of us insulation wrapped around steel beams and unwrapped egg-carton foam.
4 Dezeen | Silver Candlesticks by David Taylor — The Scotsman David Taylor works in Sweden.
5 Contemporist | Croquet Stools by WIS Design — did anyone else have Omagles in the 80s? I did and these designs by Lisa Widén and Anna Irinarchos remind us of the toy building parts.

6 Reflexdeco | Naked Par Rachel GriffinRachel Griffin for Dutch furniture company Leolux, via MoCoLoco.
7 Dezeen | Wrecking Ball Lamp and Crane Lamp by Studio Job — these unique lighting fixtures are part of Dutch collective Studio Job's Industry gallery show at Carpenters Workshop Gallery in London.
8 Dezeen | Grasshopper by Wieki Somers for Tectona — This collection of outdoor furniture by Dutch designer Wieki Somers embraces industrial elements like perforated metal and swag-legs for a contemporary garden.
9 Dezeen | Concrete Chair by Tejo Remy & Reneé Veenhuizen — this furniture from Droog founding designer Tejo Remy and Reneé Veenhuizen looks inflated, but is actually made of cast concrete (Andy Warhol would love this!).
10 Dezeen | The Tank by Pharrell Williams — ridiculous and over-designed, this chair by recording artist and entrepeneur Pharrell Williams fits right into this trend for Pop Art Industrial.

Are there any designs you'd like to nominate for inclusion in the New Industrial?

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