The New Industrial, High Street Hits


I rarely wish that my interior style was other than it is (warm, modern and a little bit luxurious) but recently i’ve been wishing my taste was more industrial. I love the materials and textures used in this trend and how hairpin black metal legs, pale worn wood, eroded steel coupled with hunks of veined marble and delicate orbs of glass can actually look really feminine and high end.

Lately I’ve been stalking French Connection Home (beautiful photography by Graham Atkins Hughes) who’s entire collection is based on this look . As fashion labels diversifying into homeware go, this one has it spot on. The prices are really great – the glorious marble and glass table lamp is a reasonable £45 – and their signature products like dove grey concrete lampshades and steel based coffee tables are unlike any other on the UK market.

Zara Home too – always hot off the mark with unusual trend-driven pieces are rocking some really lovely items like this gorgeous woven stool factory style side table and a raw and lovely cement wall clock. 

Finally Loaf who I am pretty sure started off just selling sofas, have been going from strength to strength with an incredibly designed collection of furniture, accessories and lighting because why not? Their new ‘dusted cannonball metal finish’ Beatnik bed, reclaimed wood Tickety Shelves and Herringbone Mojo table are all a just little bit dreamy.




Author: Rohini Wahi

Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.

She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at

1 Comment on The New Industrial, High Street Hits

  1. Mina
    Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 10:31 at 10:31 am (5 years ago)

    I like this style, it’s clean, powerful, sober. 🙂

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