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The 10 industrial parts you need

Industrial design was born in the 18ᵉ century. Initially used by aristocrats, it marked a turning point in the mid-19ᵉ century and adapted to the needs of workers who demanded robust, high-quality materials.

Today, this style is very trendy and invites itself into our interiors.

Here are the 10 industrial pieces to have at home for a successful industrial atmosphere.

1 – Industrial hanging lights

More than just lights, industrial hanging lights are decorative elements in their own right. Whether they are made of metal or glass, they are eye-catching wherever they are placed. They can be fixed above a dining table, a counter, and why not even in your bathroom.

2 – The Tolix chair

The world-famous Tolix chair is a French creation by Xavier Pauchard. His idea was to create a sturdy, easy-to-stack and economical piece. Today, the chair is available in several colours and materials. There’s plenty of fun to be had!

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3 – The locker and storage

To the wardrobe, and long live the locker! This furniture is really reinventing itself. At the beginning of the 20ᵉ century, workers stored their things in them, and mail sorters used them to save time. Today, they act as wardrobes, storage units and even a bench seat.

Our pretty lockers and storage units

4 – The workshop table

Transform a pretty wooden workshop table on metal legs into a dining table! This brings a rustic and raw feel, which goes perfectly with some contemporary decorating elements.

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5 – The wall clock

Of course, the clock tells the time, but today it is an essential decorative element. Choosing an industrial-style clock will add a real touch to your interior.

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Our wall clocks

6 – The leather armchair

Among the pieces to have to create an industrial atmosphere, the leather armchair is essential. It must be imposing and very comfortable.

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7 – The workshop desk

There are several styles of desks. A simple wooden board supported by nice trestles can be enough to create the style you are looking for

There are also other models in wood, metal or steel.

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Our industrial desks

8 – High stools

If you are lucky enough to have a bar, opt for high metal stools. Their size used to meet the safety standards required in factories. Today, they are just the right height to lean against our counters.

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9 – The cinema floor lamp

The cinema floor lamp fits perfectly into the industrial world, as its shade is very often made of metal and its base of wood (two materials that are inseparable from the industrial style).

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10 – The coffee table

A wooden coffee table with metal elements is what we need. It can be mounted on wheels, as if to recall the trolleys of the era, or with drawers (a nod to the lockers found in factories).

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