Decorative Lighting

Trend Report: Upscale Industrial

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There's something about the industrial aesthetic that makes a space feel timeless. The details of fine craftsmanship are accentuated by the stripped-down style, and the tendency towards minimalism creates an open, spacious feeling even in small spaces. First-class designers have elevated the factory-inspired look with superb design, for a new viewpoint that's raw, clean, and unexpectedly inviting. The upscale industrial lighting style is also incredibly versatile, serious enough for work spaces and comfortable enough for the home. Get to know six FLOS designs that perfectly suit this ultra-modern trend.

1. 265 by Paolo Rizzatto

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Extending gracefully from the wall, 265's perfect balance creates the illusion of weightlessness despite being made of steel and cast iron. The result is an elegantly tactical effect that blends beautifully with raw materials, natural elements, and loft or warehouse-inspired spaces.

2. 2097 by Gino Sarfatti

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Comprised of 30-50 individual arms, this bare-bones chandelier combines the edge of exposed elements with the luxury of classic forms. It's a sculptural beauty that catches the eye whether turned on or off.

3. AIM by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

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This pendant light is famous for incorporating the cord into the visual aesthetic. The result is graphic and dramatic, and the sinuous cording is a perfect way to bring organic shapes into a structured warehouse space or contemporary loft.

4. Light Spring by Ron Gilad

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This wall-mounted lighting design is made of aluminum and fiberglass, finished with an eco-friendly white paint. These industrial materials are expressed in an understated and elegant form, that combines beautifully for simple or dramatic arrangements.

5. Toio by Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni

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Inspired by the front reflector of a car, Toio is made from enameled steel and nickel-plated brass. A special cleat on the base for storing the cord recalls similar practical elements on ships. Designed in 1962, this iconic floor lamp is in the permanent collection at New York City's Museum of Modern Art.

6. Parentesi by Achille Castiglioni and Pio Manzu

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Delicate yet structured, Parentesi pendant lamps are a sleek way to introduce contemporary industrial lighting elements into domestic spaces. The innovative steel tube that gives this design its name allows the light to be adjusted vertically without any additional hardware.

Inspired to re-think your space? Explore more FLOS designs and inspiration here.