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The keys of industrial design

Industrial design is a trend that has left a mark in design and decoration in general. Many people have decided to include this aesthetic in their houses, restaurants and other type of properties. Industrial style created a turning point in general design and decoration.

Its origins go back to the 50’s in New York, where immigrants and artists could not afford to rent a property in the city centre, and they decided to settle in old factories on the outskirts of the city that had been abandoned. With little resources and doing some minimal reforms, they turned these buildings into habitable spaces. Therefrom come the main characteristics of industrial style: bare brick or concrete walls, steel pipes at sight, worn-out materials, iron, wood beams… In essence, it was considered to be a careless aesthetic – in a negative way – but nowadays it is a referent for bohemians, artists and trendy people. This type of properties, with high ceilings and large windows, are what’s currently known as a loft.

Perhaps you are wondering how is it even possible that these old and abandoned factories have been such a great source of inspiration for interior designers all around the world. Well, the answer lies in the fact that young people have always wanted to break tradition, and industrial design has stablished itself as an alternative to classic and elegant decoration that, on the contrary, takes care of every little detail.

Atipika Barcelona would like to give you some pieces of advice so you can get an industrial style in any kind of space. First of all, you have to take into account that empty spaces and minimalism are the key to recreate an industrial atmosphere. Worn-out wood furniture, iron or steel materials, cement floors and a colour palette in which grey, white and dark brown prevail is ideal. Finally, don’t forget about lighting ─ always favour cold white lights that simulate the brightness of old factories.

Design loft close to MACBA museum

Atipika Barcelona would like you to take a look at this loft which has some hints of industrial design that is available for rent. This luxury property has been completely refurbished and is located in the centre of the city, just by the ‘Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Barcelona’ (MACBA) – Metro-Sant Antoni (L2), bus and bicing for transport. It has a spacious living-dining room with an integrated open-plan kitchen (fully equipped), a double bedroom with a bathroom, wooden floors and it is oriented to the South so you will get plenty of natural light.

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