Monday 2 February 2015

Industrial action

Add a few raw yet polished touches to the home

Eve Loughlin

Published 28/04/2013 | 05:00

The 'Space Desk' is taken from more exclusive pieces built from the struts and wing tips of vintage aeroplanes.
Belgian lockers with gunmetal finish €1,400 Industry, Temple Bar Dublin
Terence Conran interprets industrial light in this 'Tadema' tripod lamp, €270, and modestly styled ‘Neiland’ dining chairs, €459 for two, M&S
This donkey book rack costs €1,279, Arnotts.
Give salvaged doors a makeover. Doors in Dove Tale No.267; walls in Arsenic No.214, both Farrow & Ball. Sample pots €8. See
Distressed zinc wall cabinet taken from a tray used for small parts and screws. £49.95,
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.

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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