Industrial luxury elevates previously raw interiors.
An increasing number of prominent designers are seeking to elevate the traditionally raw-industrial interior with a luxurious edge. By combining larger industrial elements of concrete, glass and steel with high-quality design details and finishes, the often-perceived coldness of an industrial interior is transformed into an inviting composition of raw and refined material luxury.
This resulting ‘industrial luxury’ strongly resonates with us at REMODERN, as it exemplifies our belief in what we like to call essential minimalism – where designs are stripped back to their essential elements and realised through high quality craft and an honesty of form and material, to achieve the inherently beautiful and timeless.
As such, much from our curated collection of brands is perfectly suited to this movement towards industrial luxury. For example, our collection from experimental design studio BENTU blends expertly formed recycled concrete with finely crafted timber, bamboo, steel and brass to create high-quality and unique furniture, lighting and design objects. Similarly, BUZAO focuses on shaping and combining natural stone with contrasting materials to enhance and accentuate their inherent beauty. Our pieces from revered designer Sean Dix are also a highlight, blending modernist architectural forms, industrial materials and sophisticated upholstery.
Here is a further selection of our favourite products that express the concept of industrial luxury:
Stunning on their own or striking as a cluster, the concrete tiles from Bentu are crafted from recycled materials and bring a sculptural elegance and added sense of depth to walls. They are available in three designs: the San tile with its luxuriously folded form; Wave tile with an hypnotic 3D ripple effect; and Six tile, which is available in two styles, each with a geometric form and a smooth white concrete finish.
How can steel and concrete form such a comfortable seat? In the hands of Bentu, these two materials are combined to create a wonderfully ergonomic form that looks as good as it feels. Suitable for indoor and outdoor environments, H chair is made from recycled concrete with a sealed, smooth and sophisticated finish and its powder-coated steel frame is available in black, red or yellow.
The refined construction details of the Kai table resemble the bolted structure of a building and emphasise its architecturally industrial aesthetic. The table top is crafted from reinforced recycled concrete and the tapered powder-coated steel legs are available in yellow or black.
The warmth of beech timber blends with the cool industrial aesthetic of concrete in the luxurious Bu table. The high-quality beech legs are expertly crafted with mortise and tenon joints and the round concrete top is fixed with a single countersunk stainless steel screw.
Marble and lava light by Buzao
Buzao’s designs seek to exemplify the beauty of natural materials such as lava stone and marble. Designs include pendant lights crafted from luxurious marble or more textural black lava stone with elegant brass accents.
Jewellery from Buzao
Buzao’s lava stone jewellery collection has a unique aesthetic and a special tactile quality. Simple and elegant, the collection includes necklaces with textured lava stone spheres and lava stone bracelets with beautiful brass accents.
attract in the Qie pendant as the warmth of bamboo is a harmonious contrast to
the recycled concrete. Qie is a beautiful addition on its own, or multiples can
form a striking linear arrangement or chandelier.
Like an awe-inspiring architectural monument, the Casatua daybed has a strikingly minimalist form. Its flexibility allows for both sofa and daybed configurations and makes a stunning addition to home or office environments. It features a solid wood base and back available in American white oak or American walnut, and its moulded plywood armrests have a matching veneer finish. The Casatua’s luxuriously soft seat and back cushions are upholstered in brown and warm-grey fabric and additional upholstery options are available for custom orders.
Two-Top’s name is a perfect description for this versatile side table. Its small footprint is balanced by two table surfaces finished in American While Oak or American Walnut veneer and supported by slender polished stainless steel legs. Available in two sizes, it is perfect for residential and commercial environments.
Concrete and steel are used in this a beautiful and exceedingly comfortable stool by Bentu. Suitable for residential, commercial and hospitality environments, it is crafted from recycled concrete with a sealed smooth off-form finish and has a powder-coated steel frame.
Less is more when it comes to this luxurious Sean Dix design. Its timeless form is suited to both casual and formal settings at home or in the office and the option of a matching ottoman adds to its elegant appeal. The seat, back and armrests are upholstered in black or brown leather (additional upholstery options are available for custom orders) and the frame is made from polished stainless steel.
PROJECT IMAGES CREDITS
TOP - Good Time Community Centre, Beijing, China. Architects: Shuhei Aoyama, Yoko Fujii, Yuting Wang / B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio
SECOND - Elite English Training School, Beijing, China. Architects: Shuhei Aoyama，Yoko Fujii, Jiao Peng / B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio
Photography Credit: Ruijing Photo