Creating an office interior often means choosing from furniture and pieces that are, at best, functional and, at worst, downright bland. But, it doesn't have to be and introducing an industrial style to an office space can change all of those preconceptions. Industrial interior design works brilliantly in a modern office and can be as simple as adding an industrial office desk or industrial office chair. With collections specifically for the office, including the stunning Aviator Keeler Desk Wing, let us show you how to bring an industrial style that will make a real impression on your office space.
What is the Industrial Style?
The industrial style means mixing raw materials – exposed brick walls, naked steel beams – with the warmth of natural materials, the cool elegance of leather and the warmth of reclaimed wood. But to add the industrial edge, mix it with well-known materials that with additional processes look stunning – like polished concrete worktops or desk tops.
Impressions Start in Reception
No matter who is visiting the officer, customers, interview candidates or key stakeholders, creating the right impression is key. And that means a reception or front of house that means business. Made to order brown leather chairs are the ideal seating solution for reception and social areas of the office too, offering a welcoming yet professional first impression.
No office space is complete without a desk and chair for the team to work, but practicalities aside, these pieces are where you can bring in the industrial style to your office interior. An industrial office desk paired with an industrial office chair will instantly elevate your office scheme and add a lofty and urban cool no matter what business you are running.
There has been research that shows office spaces that have a mix of spaces, such as dedicated working areas and informal social areas, have a team that works more collaboratively. As well as leather chairs and leather sofas, opt for industrial style furniture, such as an industrial coffee table to keep the mood professional, but cool.
A reclaimed wood coffee table is perfect for when staff need informal spaces with colleagues and customers, along with leather sofas and armchairs.
Style Out the Boardroom
The boardroom is the place where deals are struck and discussions are held. There is no reason why it can’t be stylish but it needs to be practical too – we all know how long meetings can go on for. A substantial industrial office desk or boardroom table is the ideal addition – strong, robust and delightfully stylish, it is the main focal point of your boardroom space. Match it with comfortable seating for maximum effect.
Storage Solutions (Not a Filing cabinet in Sight)
The business landscape has changed so much with the digital age meaning that paper is not always needed to be stored in such vast quantities as it once was. The filing cabinet may soon be defunct and replacing it with reclaimed wood shelving is a stylish addition to any room or unit within your company.
Lighting – Functional and Stylish
For optimum productiveness, lighting has to be spot on in any style office space. Whilst it must be functional, it can also be stylish - think metal desk lamps or hanging pendant lighting that cast a warm glow but plenty of luminosity without being stark and fit seamlessly with an industrial interior design.
Extend Work Space to the Outdoors
On a glorious sunny day, why can’t the team innovate in the sunshine or, enjoy lunch or a break in the garden or outdoor space, such as a roof terrace? If your industrial office is lucky enough to have an outdoors, style with an outdoor industrial dining table with outdoor dining chairs and encourage staff to work outdoors.
All too often we assume that there is only one way of styling a workspace, well, we suggest you think again. Shake things up with an industrial office desk and an industrial office chair and you’re sure to make the right impression on anyone who enters your office.