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Tuesday 23 September 2014

Industrial action

Add a few raw yet polished touches to the home

Eve Loughlin

Published 28/04/2013 | 05:00

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The 'Space Desk' is taken from more exclusive pieces built from the struts and wing tips of vintage aeroplanes. sweetpeaandwillow.com
Belgian lockers with gunmetal finish €1,400 Industry, Temple Bar Dublin
These unassuming rope, metal and timber lanterns can go inside or out. €45. Meadows & Byrne

The industrial look has been two centuries in the making, but it has only found its way indoors in the past 50 years or so.

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Why not integrate some handsome hardware into your home, making sure that those tougher edges are stylishly polished off?

Specialist retailers can help you cover over the rivets of a bruised workhorse, while there are several designers who will help you spruce up warehouse cast-offs, including Vanessa Mac Innes at Industry, Temple Bar.

Simply changing the handles of a dull wood piece for metal cups can give furniture a new lease of life, and colour can play a big role, too – add a dash of orange to grey walls for a retro, off-site look.

Irish Independent

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