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Thursday 17 April 2014

Industrial action

Add a few raw yet polished touches to the home

The 'Space Desk' is taken from more exclusive pieces built from the struts and wing tips of vintage aeroplanes. sweetpeaandwillow.com

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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