As far as interior design trends go, repurposed furniture is one of the big things at the moment.
It’s part of the wider “industrial chic” trend, an oxymoron if ever there was one, and involves the use of old, often slightly shabby, ex-industrial pieces, in a modern more homelier setting. Here are some examples of “industrial chic” repurposed furniture if, like me, you’ve been struggling to quite get your head around the concept:
Image from here.
I’m not a follower of design trends – I just like what I like (which tends to be style classics that don’t date) – so industrial chic doesn’t mean much to me. However I do like the central ethos of it – repurposing old pieces that might otherwise go to waste, which is surely at the key core of sustainable living.
On the hunt for some stylish repurposed furniture, I found this old demi-john repurposed as a vase (pictured in the main image, above), a beautiful ex-industrial light, as well as this wire crate that has been repurposed into a small coffee table, all from Ginger and Mora:
All pieces would work well in any setting: from cosy homes to those a bit more minimalist.
My ultimate repurposed furniture finds, however, were these stunning chairs sourced from a 1940’s Italian cinema, also on Ginger and Mora, which would fit right into my home in a heartbeat:
There’s a single and a double set available. I’d love to have the bank of two in a living room or hallway. Ok, not so thrifty, but so pretty! So stylish! So environmentally friendly!
What do you think? Is industrial chic for you? Or perhaps you’ve repurposed some furniture of your own? Leave links in the comments below if you have any, or share on Twitter or Facebook – I’d love to have a look!