How to arrange a contemporary loft ? What are the key elements for a successful interior? What is the origin of industrial style and how is it present in contemporary design?
To answer this question, we present our selection of modern lofts designed by contemporary designers in industrial style, but with innovative touches.
Contemporary loft with large library
Lofts have become a real trend for a few reasons. First, the loft is, in general, located in a space that originally was not intended to be inhabited. A factory is transformed into a place of life. In the beginning this option was not very expensive because the price of these spaces was cheaper than that of the apartments. Nowadays, several people in creative professions prefer to live in such a space to be able to develop their workshop. Having a big space in town has become an exclusivity. If you still have the chance to have a loft, here is how a number of contemporary designers have fitted them.
Contemporary loft and design with beautiful views
Patinated wooden furniture, leather armchairs, suspended and disproportionate luminaires: these are the elements that are often associated with industrial interior design. Indeed, contemporary design is strongly marked by the industrial revolution. The history of design is inseparable from that of the industrial revolution. In the 1850s, major manufacturers embarked on the design race. They try to understand the needs of consumers. It is also at this moment that the notion of "consumer" appears. It is no longer a question of producing in a fast and efficient way, but also of offering effective and aesthetic objects. Before, aesthetics was reserved for artisans and artists. They were the ones who produced unique and design objects. Having a designer table or chair was expensive and was only available to those who had a budget.
Contemporary loft and two-storey design
One of the most striking examples of the history of industrial design is that of Austrian designer and entrepreneur Michael Thornet. He has sold more than 50 million of his famous "bistro" chairs. From the beginning of the 20th e century, artistic research is also at the service of the development and improvement of everyday life and the social environment. Artists lend themselves to the game of industrialization. The 1920s are the era of art deco. Modern becomes practical. The objects produced had to marry aesthetics and practical utility. In the 1930s, manufacturers understood that the design of a product guarantees its success. They highlight the appearance, shape and color of the product.
Bright and spacious loft, design Dusica Balta
Finally, nowadays industrialization is a fact. Product manufacturing is accelerating to meet the demands of consumers. On their side lately consumers are passing on the other side of the bridge. They become manufacturers themselves. To recycle, to tinker, to make oneself, one hears these words more and more often. It is also curious that today what is called "industrial style" is the opposite of what it was at the time. An interior in this style of design is often fitted out with recovery objects . Lofts are actually old industrial spaces (often factories) that have been transformed into places of life.
Open space and design
We invite you to discover our selection of 55 visual examples of industrial style lofts with touches of modernity:
Ultra modern design loft
Contemporary design loft with modern interior
Loft decoration with modern kitchen
Loft interior design with industrial interior
Loft with ultra modern kitchen
Dining table and chairs industrial style
Concrete wall and brick wall: an industrial classic
Stylish interior living room, design Vladimir Bolotkin
Living room furnished with two designer sofas
Wooden design staircase
Modern wooden bookcase
The bar of the kitchen
Suspended luminaires design
Dining room with suspended light design