Mosaic artworks to go with different aspects of Industrial Interior Design
(5 min read) Industrial design is all about the raw and exposed, which makes it perfect for combining with virtually any type of outwork out there. And not because it is lame or without character, but simply because it follows the narrative of “unfinished”, so you can practically “finish” it with anything. Keeping that in mind, depending on the overall impression you are trying to convey, you can choose any mosaic artwork to add to your industrial interior design space and you won’t be wrong.
One of the things we tend to forget when it comes to industrial design is that it came to be as a bi-product of the ending of the Industrial Revolution. Once the industrial boom was over and all of the factories were left empty, people started converting them into residential spaces. Keeping that in mind, it is no wonder that the signature element of industrial design is most definitely the in-yo-face presence of the features that people usually try to conceal. Old factories were full of ducts and pipes, so instead of covering all of them up, designers of the time decided to go with the flow. They embraced the leftover elements that were too pricey to hide, and the world was introduced to the new interior design style — Industrial Design.
So, you can rely on that brief piece of the history and simply try and seemingly wrap up the unfinished space with the mosaic artwork you choose. I say seemingly, because if you actually tried to finish the unfinished then it would seize to be Industrial design at its core. So, go for wholesome, cleanly outlined mosaic pieces that will speak of simple things in clear terms. By that, I mean mosaic artworks that feature a single object or two. For example, mount a mosaic artwork of a pretty little colorful house, in your vaguely undone apartment living room. See what I did there? Follow the narrative of fake finish and you will be amazed by the results.
Industrial rooms and spaces don’t simply utilize shades of white as minimalism does. They rather use a wide spectrum of whites, blacks, greys, and neutral tones of brown. Once your room features all of these colors, you’ll want to bring some color in it without disrupting the narrative of the Industrial look. Mosaic artwork will do a perfect job of bringing a splash of color onto your wall, but remaining inconspicuous at the same time.
Industrial design is also big on light, and I don’t just mean natural light. Sure, it typically features large windows with usually black panes and in a grid pattern. The bigger the window, the more on-point your industrial vibe is. However, industrial also features a variety of light fixtures, from grey meatal floor-standing ones to naked Edison bulbs on the ceilings. The aim is to bring as much light into the space as possible, making it open and natural-looking. On that note, natural scenery and sunny landscape mosaic artworks are always welcome on your industrial walls.
Whether it’s a clean-cut metal windowpane or an iron wheel on kitchen stools, industrial style is always in cahoots with some sharp graphic lines. This is also one of the main reasons people often confuse industrial design with art deco. However, while art deco graphic lines feature bold colors and shiny metals, industrial design is all about black metals and some copper here and there. Graphic lines make the impression of framed spaces, so mosaic artwork depicting vast and lush landscapes, or open blue skies, will work like magic in industrial spaces.
Now that you have every bit of necessary info to properly pull off the industrial style and combine your love of mosaic art with it, you are ready to give your home a chic new update. If you are not certain whether industrial would work for you, keep following our blog posts because our interior styles/mosaic art series is here to stay and we’ll touch on many more design styles in 2022.