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The Rise of Industrial Furniture

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*Image Coutesy of Manchester Press, Melbourne CBD

It’s no secret that vintage industrial furniture, fittings and décor has significantly increased in popularity over the past 2-3 years. With the trend firmly intrenched amongst the café, bar and restaurant scene (most notably in Melbourne and Sydney) the warehouse, industrial style has become a popular addition to houses and apartments across the country.
Despite the presence of a number of different industrial furniture styles, the underlying feature is that the item, be it original vintage or reinvented was once a functional piece of furniture or equipment used in a warehouse or factory environment.
Drawing inspiration from the industrial revolution, the end of the 19th century saw the huge advances in the metal industry, which instantly impacted on the production of industrial furniture and factory equipment. This impact is still felt today with metal one of the most notable underlying features of vintage industrial furniture. You will also notice the strong presence of castor wheels to ensure mobility and practicality, which translates perfectly into homes and cafe's.
Industrial style extends to include lighting, fixtures, floorboards and homewares amongst others. Original, stylish and reinvented, the ability for industrial furniture to seamlessly blend in with almost any style or décor and the ability to inspire creativity has seen its popularity spread form the US and Europe, onto the shores of Australia.
Fast forward to the 21st century and Holy Funk vintage and industrial styled furniture can be purchased and delivered to your door with the simple click of the mouse.