​Getting that Industrial Look

Trends | Posted by Judy Zhou on Monday 01 September 2014

Not many interior trends can capture as many aspects of design as the industrial aesthetic. It is about using simple designs to make big statements. It is about creating a stark utilitarian look yet providing warmth and elegance. It is about using raw and unexpected materials that have a design integrity. 

Over the years, the industrial style has evolved. It is no longer just a 'warehouse' look. In fact, many designers now incorporate industrial design into many different types of schemes from rustic and earthy to polished and glamorous. On all cases lighting is a very powerful element. In this post we want to share with you five of our favourite industrial fittings - check them out and see how industrial lighting can be used to enhance different styles of interior.

1. Statement chandelier – Jamie's Italian Angel

This spectacular chandelier incorporates a series of open cubes made from geometric lattice tiles. The exposed Edison lamps inside the cubes add to the 'raw' look of the chandelier whilst producing a warm ambience. The structure was finished as 'blackened' steel, producing a rustic effect.

​Getting that Industrial Look

2. INDUSTRIAL DOME PENDANTS – FLYING HORSE WALK SHOPPING CENTRE, NOTTINGHAM

Classic design with a modern twist, these industrial dome pendants for Flying Horse Walk Shopping Centre feature a matt black finish with a polished gold inner. The contrast colours and subtle texture inside the dome complement the graphic wall paper, adding a contemporary twist to the décor.

​Getting that Industrial Look

3. METAL LATTICE LIGHT RAFT – MANCHESTER HOUSE, MANCHESTER

Bespoke designed for Manchester House, this feature light comprises hexagonal profiles with lamp drop centres located at the pattern intersections. The 'rust' effect finish and exposed lamps emphasise the raw industrial style intended for the space

​Getting that Industrial Look
​Getting that Industrial Look
​Getting that Industrial Look

4. CAGED PENDANTS – THE JOLLY THRESHER, LYMM

The caged pendants take us back to a time when a wire cage was often attached to protect the lamp. The simple lines of the cages also have a modern minimalist feel. Grouped together the caged pendants can make a real design statement.

​Getting that Industrial Look
​Getting that Industrial Look
​Getting that Industrial Look

5. CLUSTER PENDANTS – HIXTER, LONDON

Hixter in Shoreditch is Mark Hix's second London restaurant. Featuring reclaimed metal shades and bright colours, these pendants help create a warm and vibrant dining place with a sense of history. The bright colours accentuate the contemporary art which was specially commissioned for the restaurant, making a natural connection between the past and the present.

​Getting that Industrial Look
​Getting that Industrial Look
​Getting that Industrial Look

Northern Lights has been manufacturing industrial style fittings for many years. For more inspiration, have a look at our Industrial Look pin board.