We totally adore working in wood and metal. We like to create, to change the environment, and influence the surroundings. The individual character of our furniture is the effect of manual production, careful selection of materials and transforming by-products into new products and materials of better quality and better environmental value in compliance with the upcycling concept. We react to what is unique; in furniture we value the combination of modern design with traditional craftsmanship.
Our furniture is an alternative for mass production – we are a workshop, and our goal is to create unique furniture. We rely on local, ecological raw materials. Steel and wood are natural materials used by man for centuries. All the elements of the furniture are handmade with care for every detail. At the same time we focus on preserving the original austere quality of wood and metal.
Fashionable lofts are one of the most important urban trends of the past 50 years. It all began in the late 1940’s in New York, when the industrial district of Soho, abandoned by the industry, became a new capital on the cultural map of the city.
Deserted factories and warehouses created excellent conditions for abstract painters
working on large canvas; sculptors, dancers, graphic artists soon joined them.
Over time, Soho began to attract art dealers who were in the industry. The space created chic art galleries. In the 1990’s, the once industrial district became the centre of fashion, art and modern interior designing. In the meantime the lofts sprung up in the centres of large European cities like London and Berlin. Industrial spaces acquired a new function overnight; industrial shops, galleries, offices. During this process the inhabitants and the creators of the lofts showed great respect to the history and architecture of their cities.
In Poland lofts appeared relatively late – they gained particularly popularity among creative professionals and people who, while living in the city, needed open space. Open space, large surface area, high ceilings are some of the most important defining features of lofts. Post-industrial windows of large dimensions often create bright rooms, full of light.
Metal, wood, concrete, glass appear in lofts in a natural way; they are fixed elements of the architecture used during the period of construction of factories and warehouses. Loft furniture refers to these materials and the austere interior. Furniture is often designed with the use of old industrial components, which according to the idea of upcycling, acquires a second life, as well as creates a surprising texture and form. The popular in Poland soft lofts, i.e. buildings created from scratch relating to the industrial style, are most frequently high standard apartments, in which modern furniture and industrial accents perfectly match. An interesting solution is furniture from the borderline of art and form and light furniture regarding its form, but made of raw materials. The furniture designed by us meets the needs of loft interior designing, both in respect to hard as well as soft lofts.
Industrial has become a style in recent years, which reigns not only in lofts, but also in commercial spaces, modern homes and luxurious properties. Industrial style interior designs proudly present raw materials and construction details, elements that are usually concealed. Concrete, raw wood and metal, neutral colours, gray imitating steel, functional and at the same time stylish objects and furniture, are the main determinants of the style. Many design enthusiasts include industrial as part of more eclectic interiors by introducing steel elements and vintage details. Is it your desire to decorate the interior with an industrial spirit? Read what to look out for.
Revealed installation systems, such as pipes, and electrical installation systems – these elements are exposed in industrial style to be seen, deliberately. The industrial style grew on the wave of transforming industrial premises into residential spaces – the visible installations remind us of the history of the interior. Today, designers intentionally strive to achieve this specific impression of austerity, of unfinished work.
Metal in juxtaposition with wood are materials typically used in the industrial style. The combination of two raw and natural materials proves to work perfectly well in large interior design elements, i.e. stairs, mezzanines, partition walls as well in industrial furniture. This is an ideal combination, the warmth of wood overcomes the cold of steel, and in effect, creates a modern space for living and working. Steel often corresponds with concrete and the materials define the colour-code of the industrial interiors – neutral colours, shades of gray.
Industrial furniture is another broad issue – from DIY to renovations and modifications of old machinery parts. Simple forms based on raw materials appeared in post-war Europe in the 1950s. Initially, industrial furniture was not highly valued. It was mostly the avant-garde and courageous artists who appreciated the unique forms of the furniture. Individuality remains an important determinant of industrial furniture today. It is based on an original idea and mainly designed to order. Interesting modifications of old machines with new functions await connoisseurs; combined with wood they become tables, cabinets, industrial kitchens. Artists and small manufactures design their own modern furniture inspired by the industrial style. Industrial style elements are becoming ever more popular in all kinds of interiors and are no longer reserved exclusively for an old factory space or warehouse.