10 Projects Spearheading The Industrially Rustic Movement!
Clients, readers, prospective clients and friends of ours will have no doubt heard us harping on in recent times about a new trend that has inspired us; we have coined this new design trend as “Industrially Rustic”. Other sources simply refer to it as being industrial design or rustic design, either of which is appropriate but we enjoy the fusion of these two principals.
We have blogged quite a few projects that fall into this genre as it is an exploding trend. We thought it was time we came up with list of 10 of our favourite projects that personify this Industrially Rustic movement.
Book And Coffee Shop, Madrid!
Quite simply names Book and Coffee Shop this is a project from the “Ronseal” school of thought, “it does exactly as it says on the tin”. The store was designed by Madrid based Architects MYCC. Here they have taken an old industrial warehouse, retained its integrity and created an industrially rustic coffee shop and book store design
AllSaints Spitalfields, Chicago!
British fashion retailers and trendsetters AllSaints Spitalfields recently took their brand stateside and opened this terrific store on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. The 11,000 Sq Ft of retail space as well as the 45Ft high ceiling was the perfect platform for this industrially rustic design. Favourite elements for us that class this design as industrially rustic are the large exposed beams, the visual merchandising wall units and the copious amounts of industrial hardware attached to every VM unit. A tremendous design that is sure to make a statement on the Chicago retail scene.
Urban Outfitters, New York!
We have featured this design by Pompei A.D. of the Urban Outfitters store in New York as many of its design features such as the exposed ceiling and light fittings, the scaffolding esq shelving units, the cinder blocked staircase and the rough cut wooden changing room doors are all stunning elements that help to class this project as industrially rustic.
Wrangler, At Bread and Butter, Barcelona!
This is a fascinating Pop Up retail concept that was recently displayed at the Bread and Butter trade show in Barcelona. The project was carried out by The Dog & Wardrobe, there are very few brands out there more industrial than Wrangler, the very sound of the name invokes thoughts of hardwearing industrial jeans for hardwearing tough handed people and this design certainly gets that message across, there are very few projects on this list any more industrially rustic than this one.
Supermarket Concept Store, Belgrade!
This really is a WOW project, so completely alien to any other supermarket store design we have ever come across and we love it. Designed by Serbian Design Studio reMiks this concept is both industrially rustic and industrially chic! We know this won’t be to everyones taste as it does appear to be very cold especially given the fact that inspiration for this design was “the golden years of communism” but we laud it for its indifference which is why it had to make it on our list. This is one project sure to cause a stir.
Good As Gold Store, Wellington, NZ!
No good list would be quite be complete without a good old fashioned family store being featured on it, or so we say for this list. The Good As Gold store was designed by the owner Ruben Bryant and his father Ken Bryant ( An Architect) The concept behind the store was to be based on a tree house. Where we see this as being industrially rustic is due to the tremendous use of the beautiful New Zealand Macrocarpa timber that is featured so heavily in the store.
Cheap Monday Store, Copenhagen!
This store concept for the hip Swedish retailers was designed by Swedish Agency Uglycute. The Cheap Monday store in Copenhagen is their first furore into Denmark and they have arrived with a large industrially rustic bang. The industrial chicken-wire pyramid structures are the focal point of this store, the design feature doubles up as a clever visual merchandising structure, this is a feature that we enjoy quite a bit.
M.B. Post Restaurant, New York!
What is not to love about this industrially rustic restaurant design in New York? The designers, SJ Jones Architects have created a superb restaurant concept born out of an old 1950’s post office in Manhattan, New York. The M.B. Post Restaurant with its gorgeous rustic cladding and industrial lighting and walls firmly deserves its place on this list as a project that embodies the industrially rustic movement.
Cafe Coutume, Paris!
Another stunning cafe design to make our list is Cafe Coutume in Paris, this quaint little cafe concept was designed by CUT Architectures. Cafe Coutume offers the finest in pure origin coffee beans, this is important to note as everything about this design reflects pure origin, the bare naked walls, exposed lighting and drainage are all elements that highlight the pure origin of this cafe, the industrial ceiling and tiling along with the rustic finishes are among the many reasons why this project deserves its place on this list.
Gant Rugger Store, New York!
This Gant Rugger Store opened recently in New York and immediately grabbed our attention due to the stunning finishes found within. You know that kid who tries to hard to look hap hazard and goes for that “I don’t care look” at school or in the office, and yet we all think, “er, he tries to hard” well this store is not him! Although I digress slightly with my metaphor the principal is the same, this is a store that is just awesome without trying too hard, it gets industrially rustic down to a tee without ever trying to be anything else, it is what it is, a tremendous piece of industrially rustic design and this post would be incomplete without it. Just check out the stunning ceilings, that rustic flooring, the industrial shelving, the changing room light fitting, the chalked and naked red brick walls, the scuffed and worn chairs and the vintage doors, this right here is what industrially rustic design is all about and this is a project that reminds us time and time again as to why we are such advocates of it.
Where possible we have tried to give all credit to all the designers involved in each project, we have no doubt missed something, so please get in touch if you feel you should be credited with any of the above mentioned projects.