Introducing Our New Vintage Industrial Stools
By Clemency Hitchings, 21st August, 2015
New to Atlantic Shopping for 2015 is our Vintage Industrial Collection. A stunning range of stools, the collection takes inspiration from the warehouse apartments of 1970s Manhattan. With their concrete floors, exposed pipework and redbrick walls, they inspired a style of interior design that has grown in popularity ever since.
This year has seen a huge revival of this look, with interior designers embracing all things industrial. From wood to metal, steel to copper, it’s all about combining contrasting textures and vintage-style pieces for a dramatic look. Unfussy, uncluttered and practical, this look is cheap and easy to replicate in your own home. And, whether you choose to contrast statement pieces with a bright, contemporary interior, or go all out with an entirely factory-inspired look, our striking designs are perfect for lending an authentic industrial edge to any space. Read on for four simple ways to get the look in your own home...
1. Go for a repurposed-style design
The good news is that you don’t have to hunt through antique shops, and spend hundreds, to achieve this look. Lovingly designed pieces like the Crank, the Lathe and the Vintage Tractor Stool (pictured below) authentically replicate vintage designs, while boasting all the great features of contemporary models. With an adjustable handle style footrest, antique-inspired pedestal feet, and a weathered finish, the cast iron Crank Industrial Stool is full of character. Plus, cleverly incorporated features like a height adjustment handle and adjustable footrest keep it practical. The Vintage Tractor Stool is another statement piece. With a classic Massey Ferguson style tractor seat and crank handle footrest, it appears to be made of industrial parts- a fantastic talking point for any room! These striking designs are perfect for a vintage-themed bar or restaurant, or use them as accent pieces in more contemporary interiors.
2. Pair wood and metal for true industrial style
To really nail the industrial look, pick a piece that combines contrasting wood and metal textures, with a design inspired by the stools that you’d find in an old factory or warehouse. Hardwearing, practical models like the Vintage Swivel Stool, Rivet Wooden Stool and Twist Stool (pictured) are perfect for injecting just a hint of warehouse style into your home. Inspired by old factory machinist stools, also known as Drafting Stools, the Swivel Stool features a bold metal antique-frame finish, with a dark wood seat and backrest for an organic edge. With a screw thread for adjustable height and handy circular footrest, it’s incredibly practical too. For a rustic twist on a classic four-legged design, the commercial height Rivet Wooden Stool is a great choice. Seat supports and bracing bars crafted from rustic looking metal contrasts a solid mango wood frame, perfect for traditional, contemporary and industrial interiors alike.
3. Pick a classic vintage-style piece for a softer look
Of course, you may want to go for a subtler piece. Our range of fixed-height models based on classic designs offer a softer look, combining different materials for a textured style. The fabulous Freedom Stool is available with either a solid mango wood seat, or a wooden seat clad with genuine copper. The Freedom Wooden Stool has a gorgeous natural patina that subtly contrasts the dark steel frame, whilst the Freedom Zinc Top will add a cool metallic feel to any space. Or, the Freedom Copper Top has a beautifully warm look that’s perfect for softening an industrial interior.
4. Choose an edgy vintage-style design
For those looking for something a little different, we have three final vintage-style designs- the Industrial Turner Stool, Bucket Stool and Vintage Revolution Stool. Ideally suited to those who want a little more support, the super-stylish Bucket Stool boasts an encompassing chair-style seat, upholstered in gorgeous tan genuine leather with a contrasting stitched edge. Alternatively, the Industrial Turner Stool and Vintage Revolution Stool are both adjustable models with antiqued metal frames, screw-thread mechanisms and solid wooden seats.
We think you'll love our quirky industrial collection. For more vintage style inspiration, why not take a look at our Industrial Interiors Pinterest Board?
Or browse our full range of stools to find the ideal addition to your home, bar or commericial establishment...
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