The rise of hipster culture has brought about an explosion of industrial interior design in Singapore and the unpretentious, stripped down look is fast gaining popularity among young home owners.
The look is not hard to achieve. Create an illusion of rough surfaces and materials - leave walls unfinished, expose pipes and structural elements and throw in some rough metal or raw wood elements. Pared down to its fundamentals, the industrial style is a great interplay between form and function.
Want to be part of the industrial revolution? The following 8 projects from our designers show you how.
Interior Designer: Prozfile
Prozfile ingeniously used a steel structure frame to box up the living area, creating a 'house within a house'. Similar shapes and metal accessories adorn the rest of the apartment, perfectly tying the entire theme together.
Interior Designer: FSI
Location: Tiong Bahru
Exposed old brick walls, unconcealed electrical ducts, raw wood table, vintage metal chairs, ample natural light - this apartment in Tiong Bahru has all the boxes checked. The choice of quirky accessories and accents reflect the colourful personalities of the owners.
Interior Designer: Habit LLP
Location: Eastwood Green
No, the mason didn't leave his work unfinished. The partially exposed brick wall with a work-in-progress look is an updated take on the popular feature wall and a hat-tip to the industrial tradition.
Interior Designer: Project File
With its large space and high ceiling, this apartment is a great canvas for an industrial-styled interior. The designer accentuates it by leaving spaces open and incorporating a steel framed mezzanine for the ultimate industrial chic.
Interior Designer: Space Sense
It is not easy to pull off the look in small spaces, but this apartment with white brick walls, track lights and heavy use of wood and metal, has most of the elements checked. A most credible attempt by any measure.
Interior Designer: three-d conceptwerke
Location: Orchard Court
Adopting a minimalist approach, the designer transformed this apartment into an industrial loft, blurring the boundaries between the different living spaces by removing walls and incorporating the same cement screed flooring across the entire apartment.
Interior Designer: Third Avenue Studio
Location: Tampines Ave 5
The living area is spacious, but intentionally left bare with exposed electrical ducts running the lengths of the walls. The kitchen is also simple - clean, uncluttered, functional. The extensive use of wooden accents serve to warm up the otherwise cold, bare look.
Interior Designer: W2DA
Location: Clarence Road
The standout feature of this apartment is the study room with a cement and brick facade. Clean, geometric lines and shapes are a recurring theme in this house as well.