Kerri Vargas. Furniture. December 21st , 2017.
Many industrial furniture designs today have been greatly influenced by the industrial workplaces of yesterday. Items once produced for factories, hospitals, schools, and commercial units are now being reproduced for our living rooms, dining rooms, kitchens, and even our bedrooms. They also work great in office's and can add a lot of style to commercial settings. Many bars, restaurants, and even rental venues are using an industrial style to draw customers into a bygone era.
A simple way to improve antique pieces of furniture, such as a chest of drawers, is to fit new handles. The Victorians had a habit of replacing metal handles with round wooden knobs, often leaving the marks of the former back-plates showing. Sets of old handles can be picked up cheaply from antique and second-hand shops but make sure that the back-plates are large enough to cover any existing indentations.
Custom Made Furniture v/s Store Bought Furniture: Most people are often doubtful about the idea of getting custom made furniture for one very good reason: cost. It is often misunderstood that custom made furniture are expensive and have an ultra-high-end living which is totally not the concept. This should not be the deciding factor, as there can be many useful, better and practical benefits to custom furniture. A custom piece will solve certain problems that no ready-made equivalent can. Here are few points which states their difference:
Space and Balance. In store bought furniture you can choose a piece that fits in your space. But in a custom made furniture you can uniquely design with your space in mind and with maximum utilisation.
Choosing Industrial Furniture: While choosing industrial furniture keep in mind that the industrial era used materials that were bulky and heavy such as solid wood and steel. These pieces were made to last for years and took alot of wear and tear. You can still find some of these peices today. Their worn, weathered look gives them character and adds a bit of drama to any space. They may be covered in leather, heavy denim, linen, cotton ticking or wool. Besides wood and steel you may find pieces made of galvanized metal and iron with muted industrial paint and powder-coated finishes.
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