Urban Industrial Style

Urban Industrial style is minimal and uncluttered with a preference for raw and exposed architectural features and furniture.
A common feature of this style is the use of iron framed, oversized windows and doors, enabling abundant natural light to soften the space, whilst maintaining an edgy, masculine feel. 
This look involves layering contrasting textures and materials such as leather chairs, exposed bricks, concrete floors and recycled timbers, comforted with soft furnishings of luxurious wool, washed linens and faux fur.
Lighting choices for this style cater to the lofty height of the ceilings and include industrial style pendants of metal, enamel and glass. Repurposed elements are used to create interesting desk, floor and wall lamps.
Urban Industrial style interiors are fundamentally functional and stylish with a utilitarian feel.
For a step-by-step guide to creating the Urban Industrial look, explore our guide below and shop the style online.
  • Colour palette; greys, charcoals, dark greens, navy and white complimented by stripped, unfinished woods and timbers. 
  • Architectural features; High pitched ceilings and exposed architectural elements including; beams, pipes, rivets and iron framed glazed window sectionals to divide spaces.
  • Flooring; Concrete and recycled timber floorboards.  
  • Lighting; Drop pendant lights of glass and iron, recycled timber and iron wall lights with exposed filament bulbs and track lighting.
  • Window treatments; Unobstructed views, lots of natural light and iron glazed floor to ceiling windows. 
  • Furniture; Recycled timber and iron, desks, tables and stools. Kitchen islands with metal castors. Leather and linen sofas. 
  • Fabric; Leather, heavy linen, wool and faux fur.
  • Art; Contemporary abstract art, maps, photographs and vintage posters. 
  • Decorative; A few sentimental objects, organised books, boxes, trophies, globes, raw materials and sculptures.
  • Plants; Structured plants such as fiddle leaf figs and succulents.


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Hare + Klein 

Hare + Klein is a team of Sydney based leading interior designers, whose Design firm has been operating for over 3 decades.

Their underlying design ethos is linked to a love of texture, colour, comfort and generous proportions.

Instagram: @harekelin

Photo: Hare + Klein


Anouska Hempel

"Design goes where imagination flows"- Anouska Hempel

Anouska Hempel is an acclaimed British Designer whose work encompasses architecture, interior design, fashion, garden and furniture design.

Rich timbers, leather and soft furnishings bring elements of mystery, romance and charm. A darker colour palette and structured architectural features reflect a modern industrial style.

Instagram: @anouskahempeldesign

Photo: © 2020 Anouska Hempel Design


Roman and Williams

Roman and Williams Building and Interiors is an award winning design firm based in New York City. One of their most notable projects is the edgy and industrial Ace Hotel in New York.

In addition to commercial spaces, their residential designs showcase exposed brick elements, painted gloss and matte black statements alongside leather, iron and timber furniture.  

Instagram: @roman_and_williams_

Photo: Roman and Williams



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