Admired and widely used today, the industrial style originates from the conversion of old factory buildings. Essential architecture and clean lines, open spaces with exposed beams and pillars are given new life through skilful combinations of the material textures of cement, wood and metal. But thanks to the expressive possibilities of ceramics, the industrial style can create elegant and sophisticated settings, and reproduced in any residential or public environment.
If the conversion of buildings, into homes or business premises, stems from the desire to limit the use of land and embraces an idea of sustainability of interest to city centres as well as to suburban residents, the industrial style can also be integrated into new projects where it satisfies a love of essentiality that is an integral part of contemporary living.
Cement-effect ceramic surfaces come closest to the demand for aesthetic minimalism, with a colour range based on grey and black, while the inspirations of natural stone also produce a stylistically consistent result. Furnishings, mainly vintage shapes in wood and metal, focus on functionality for an overall result of welcoming informality that makes industrial projects a popular choice even in the retail and hospitality segments.