Industrial has always been about rustic finishes, neutral colors and an emphasis on metal. We are seeing retro making a comeback but in a different way. If you look at modern industrial lighting, there are some stark differences to what you know as traditional industrial.
The word we would use is ‘’upgraded industrial’’ or just modern retro. Unlike the warehouse-like styles that are common with industrial style, we are seeing sleeker metals–richer and more varied tones and alternative designs.
Shop around and you will find retro fixtures with finer details that look more like a form of art. If you were hesitant about introducing some industrial aspects to your home, the new modern look should help.
Use modern retro lighting to create a unique twist to an area. These lighting designs are popular for places like the kitchen work area, above the dining area or as wall lighting.
You can even use the fixture itself as a piece of art on the wall or the centerpiece of your home.
Do not be afraid of industrial. It is no longer the brutal, “unfinished” style that belongs to a niche of retro punk fans. With its updated look, it fits perfectly in any 21st century décor.
Diana is an industrial floor lampwith a mid-century modern design, perfect for big industrial lofts and artistic studios.
Built out of steel with a nickel plated finish, this floor light has a giant lamp shade that features a glossy red lacquer on the outside and a matte white interior finishing.
It is a small suspended light perfect for any contemporary kitchen, but it does also look great as a bedside lamp in an industrial-inspired bedroom.