Modern industrial-style kitchens are a growing phenomenon. This trend sinks its roots in the mid-century modern design in the USA which became immensely popular over the '70s on European soil too: it was a style which drew its origins from the stark aesthetic of old warehouses used for industrial product or material storage. In the kitchen, creativity came to the fore in a big way: compact hardwearing structures made from rough laminated timber melded with natural materials like wood, metal and glass. The end result is a relaxed atmosphere which ushers in an aura of urban exclusiveness. The Snaidero collection has several solutions on offer for home-owners who want a modern kitchen with an industrial vibe. These tips will give you the confidence to recreate a seamless industrial style packed with authenticity, yet one which is elegantly balanced.
1. AN INTERPLAY OF TEXTURES AND CONTRASTS
It is a fusion of different materials that gives an industrial kitchen its metropolitan core and used appeal: tactile natural wood for the cabinetry illuminated with a pewter finish; the graphically-striking effect of metal details such as open containers with the shiny pewter finish of a varnished aluminium frame, the proletarian-style range hood, again in pewter, and new glass wall units in wired glass with bronze accents. These various elements combine powerfully and create a perfect base for a gamut of different kitchen looks: raw and industrial, or pared-back and elegant.
2. CREATING A PERSONAL LIVED-IN SPACE
The characteristic "lived-in" effect of industrial settings can be obtained in various different ways. For example, Snaidero recommends using working cooking units with doors which can be customised in 3 different textures: one in Houndstooth, an incontrovertible hallmark of ageless elegance for all lovers of optical patterns, a second texture which reproduces Portuguese-inflected Azelejo decorations and a third "coffee-slogan" motif with a strong vintage vibe.
3. CHARISMATIC WALL COVERINGS
The look of your walls plays a key role in your industrial-style kitchen. Unless you are one of the lucky ones who strip away the plaster during home renovation to reveal some beautiful brickwork underneath which can be either left au naturel or painted white, there are many good solutions on the market: one excellent recommendation we have for you is to use wallpaper. Nowadays there are solutions which faithfully imitate a cement or stonework partition wall. If you are feeling adventurous, there are some singular heritage-inspired coverings which will inject charisma aplenty into your kitchen area.
4. AUTHENTIC DETAILS
It is no secret that details can make all the difference to anything. In an industrial-style atmosphere they can be crucial. For instance, handles must be larger-than-life yet practical at the same time. The extractor hood also plays a vital role. Having just launched our brand-new Loft model on the market, we have come up with two unique hoods entirely designed by Snaidero. Our Oslo hood comes in a white and pewter finish and takes its cues from unspoilt Scandinavian landscapes, evoking the infinite spaciousness of suburban lofts, whilst the St. Louis is reminiscent of domestic work spaces and features a pewter-finish frame with details in bronze-coloured wired glass.
5. A CAPTIVATING ALTERNATION OF CLOSED AND OPEN SHELVING
Opting for an industrial style means embracing the contrast between closed cabinetry and open shelving. In truth, a taste for unusual decorations and select pieces triggers the decision to go for open containers, such as boiserie panelling, open racks and tray shelves. For smart storage of everything you want to tuck away, we recommend our Container solution. It is a functional room within a room - an intelligent design that has been neatly built into the kitchen. Available in two sizes (150 and 220 cm) and with 3 different internal layouts: laundrette, larder or mixed. Now, all those items which are always difficult to find a space for inside the home, especially in a small one, can be easily stored away.
Snaidero's collection offers different solutions of modern kitchens that meet the request for industrial-style home environment.