Industrial style or industrial chic refers to an aesthetic trend in interior design that takes clues from old factories and industrial spaces that in recent years have been converted to lofts and other living spaces. Components of industrial style include weathered wood, building systems, exposed brick, industrial lighting fixtures and concrete.
Industrial style can also be seen in the use of unexpected materials used in building. Shipping containers are now being used in architecture for homes and commercial spaces.
This aesthetic became popular in the late 2000s and remained popular in the 2010s.
- Shana Ecker (2013-07-02), 8 Homes With Industrial Style That Make Warehouses And Factories Seem Totally Chic (PHOTOS), Huffington Post
- 7 Ways To Add Cool Industrial Style To Your Home, Forbes, 2013-09-10
- Natalie Jacewicz (29 June 2016). "Why Does Every New Restaurant Look Like A Factory?".
- Durieux, Brigitte; Hamani, Laziz (2012). Industrial Chic: Cult Furniture, Design and Lighting. Thames & Hudson. ISBN 978-0-500-51663-8.