In the new tio planning the focus is clearly on clean lines – metal in a variety of versions and finishes dominates. Steel components, various wood types, consistent minimalism, coupled with fragmentary features, such as unrendered walls, are all characteristic of the on-trend factory charm, the impact of which imbues every room with a bizarre kind of homeliness.
When selecting the colour of furniture for an industrial look, the tendency is to go mainly with muted and earthy shades since they lend furnishing items a true vintage character. The new rational fronts in the colours super-matt anthracite metallic and bronze metallic are the trendy colour components that make the look simply unmistakable. Elegant metal shelving looks light and airy whilst subdividing the wall at the same time. The compact shape of the variable module system offers a surprising amount of storage space, without taking anything away from the room’s spaciousness. Flexible to plan thanks to rational’s modular planning grid, these elements can be used in any rational range. The arrival of the industrial design trend on the kitchen scene automatically conjures up, or at least hints at, a loft atmosphere, whether actually living in a loft or not! It goes without saying that this is particularly effective in rooms featuring high ceilings. But even in smaller apartments, the industrial look can still be achieved by the clever use of industrial design accessories, such as demonstrated by this striking wood table with steel underframe.