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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.

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Michael Sweere’s colorful flora and fauna mosaic art will work perfectly to highlight your industrial space. Mosaic by Michael Sweere.

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.

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Little Prince’s open sky mosaic art scene will perfectly contrast the closed graphic lines of the Industrial space. Source Marwa Sami.

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A vibrant piece of mosaic art to delightfully contrasting your industrial space. Source Graciela Coralli.

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.

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Bryant Square Mosaic art, some finished houses to highlight the unfinished look of your space. Mosaic by Sharra Frank.

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.

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Nothing to highlight your neutral palette like some intricately woven oranges and blues on a fused glass mosaic artwork. Mosaic by Julie Aldridge.

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Colorful tile handmade mosaic artwork will work perfectly on your earthy brick wall. Source Elaine Gohlke.

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.

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Forest vibes are perfect for your industrial space. Source Mosaic Mentoring.

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Gorgeous nature scene Debra D’Souza stained glass mosaic artwork.

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.

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M. Belosh

M. Belosh

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  1. Christine H
    February 4, 2022 at 2:28 pm

    What a beautiful way to update an industrial space. As I read I pictured the colors and other aspects of industrial rooms and thought how wonderful it would be to liven up with mosaic art. I really enjoyed all of these pieces.

  2. Heather Castillo
    February 4, 2022 at 10:10 pm

    The more of these I see, the more I want to explore whether or not I could create something like this.

  3. Michael
    February 4, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    It is so great that you can elaborate how flexible mosaic designs are. Really nice! Classic!

  4. Rhian Westbury
    February 5, 2022 at 12:17 pm

    I don’t quite know how I feel about the industrial interiors for myself. But some lovely mosaic pieces regardless x

  5. Praj
    February 5, 2022 at 4:22 pm

    wow, that is some great artwork. Intricate and beautiful.

  6. Angela Williams
    February 6, 2022 at 8:05 am

    All of this art work is always so unique and beautiful

  7. Paula Richie
    February 6, 2022 at 11:19 am

    I was unaware of the history of industrial design but it all makes sense now. I love a lot of those that have been converted into residential spaces.

  8. LOU
    February 6, 2022 at 1:10 pm

    Thanks for the lesson…now I know more about mosaic art work. The pieces you included in your article are beautiful!

  9. Renata Feyen
    February 6, 2022 at 5:53 pm

    I love the one with the Mexican vibe and the first one with the houses in the street

  10. Whitney
    February 6, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    Mosaic artworks site: Great postings and I love the mosaic artwork created by Michael Sweere. The open sky mosaic looks like I could watch it forever. The hill on the Bryant Square piece shows so many colors of green.

  11. Blair Villanueva
    February 6, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    One thing that I like about mosaic is you can use this technique to upcycle discarded materials such as old broken tiles or plates.
    The patience in the mosaic making is very remarkable.

  12. Lily Lily
    February 7, 2022 at 1:20 am

    The beauty of mosaic. I love it

  13. Sarah Stockley
    February 7, 2022 at 4:32 am

    My son helped to design a section and then put together a mosaic at school which is now hung in the school entrance. I love the pictures on this post, every one is lovely

  14. Risa Lopez
    February 7, 2022 at 8:46 am

    I have some mosaic art in our house. I love how detailed that art was. All of your pics are so beautiful.

  15. Lyosha
    February 7, 2022 at 1:59 pm

    Each work is so unique and so fresh! I love the colors chosen and the themes so much here. Great examples!

  16. sambo
    February 7, 2022 at 4:47 pm

    I always love coming back to check Mosaic lab, simply I love those mosaic artwork. Impressive.

  17. Lavanda Michelle
    February 7, 2022 at 6:13 pm

    Those pieces are so pretty. I love that they’ve made little scenes within them. Thanks for sharing!

  18. Heidi
    February 7, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    Such beautiful mosaics! Love the second one with the animals – too cute!

  19. A. Sam
    February 8, 2022 at 6:29 am

    I didn’t know that industrial design and mosaics work hand-in-hand with each other, I love how you explained the history of industrial design and how it works with mosaics to create awesome pieces.

  20. Angela Williams
    February 8, 2022 at 9:11 am

    Great work as always. I enjoy seeing these.

  21. Risa Lopez
    February 8, 2022 at 10:00 am

    Wow, All of these mosaic artworks look so amazingly beautiful. I always wanted to learn how to make this art. These are all unique and classic.

  22. Catherine
    February 8, 2022 at 10:48 am

    The Little Prince’s Open Sky is my favorite. What beautiful pieces to showcase…I never get tired of looking at all these unique mosaics!

  23. Rivera
    February 8, 2022 at 10:49 am

    Mosaic designs work so well in industrial surfaces. They add a cool edge!

  24. February 8, 2022 at 1:39 pm

    What wonderful designs. I can only imagine how much work went into all of these beautiful pieces.

  25. Joyce Kim
    February 8, 2022 at 2:40 pm

    My sister is always talking about how she wants her future home to have a more industrial vibe. Till now I didn’t really know what that meant. After reading this post, even if it was a short blog, I felt like I definitely learned a little bit more and how mosaic can also play a part in it as well.

  26. sambo
    February 8, 2022 at 3:36 pm

    It is so amazing on how people can put such an amazing piece. I wonder how long does it take to put one piece above, the one with tree and house on it?

  27. Leah Y.
    February 8, 2022 at 4:07 pm

    Such unique artwork, I do love the unfinished look of each design hence although new to it, the Industrial design is very attractive and captivating

  28. Jasmine Martin
    February 8, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    I never really thought about mosaics going with industrial interior designs before. I would love to have some of these gorgeous mosaics in my home.

  29. Laura
    February 8, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    I am so in love with those houses! They would go well in a residential space as well! So stunning.

  30. CA
    February 9, 2022 at 3:09 am

    I am now a fan of mosaic as a part of industrial design! It has that modern feel to it.

  31. Kat
    February 9, 2022 at 4:56 am

    lovely pieces! these are vibrant choices to light up certain spaces.

  32. Jupiter Hadley
    February 9, 2022 at 10:07 am

    I do think that Mosacis on earthy looking walls do bring a lot of vibrancy and color to an area! They can make areas look really nice.

  33. Malaika Archer
    February 9, 2022 at 11:08 am

    I appreciate the industrial look; I love the exposed brick. The mosaics would add a nice pop of colour needed to distract to enhance the room.

  34. Elizabeth Williams
    February 9, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    Love these mosiac. I think flora and fauna art really works well with mosiacs. My son has recently done a landscape mosiac scene with lots of flora and fauna in school with some local artists.

  35. Catherine
    February 9, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    These are so beautiful. I feel like I could almost walk into the beach mosaic…summer calls to me in that!

  36. Lavanda Michelle
    February 10, 2022 at 1:24 am

    These are so very beautiful. My sister recently got into and she loves it.

  37. Yanitza
    February 10, 2022 at 5:10 pm

    I love how colorful all of these are. They’re definitely great in any space!

  38. Angela Williams
    February 10, 2022 at 9:57 pm

    Excellent mosaic. This must take Absolute patience

  39. AIS
    February 11, 2022 at 8:57 am

    I love these mosaics so much, especially the Little Prince and the one done by Michael Sweere. They are so beautiful and sues so many colors!

  40. Rosey
    February 11, 2022 at 10:40 am

    These precious everyday scenes make me happy. Your blog is giving me a new appreciation of mosaic.

  41. Catherine
    February 11, 2022 at 11:18 am

    The ocean mosaic is absolutely gorgeous! That would brighten up any space!

  42. sambo
    February 12, 2022 at 5:11 am

    The tiny man with birds pulling him upward is so cute 🙂

  43. Risa Lopez
    February 14, 2022 at 9:39 am

    I love mosaics, I have a few collections at home. Those pictures are so beautiful.

  44. Laura S.
    February 14, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    These mosaic murals are so beautiful and the people who made them are really talented

    Laura x

  45. Sarah Stockley
    February 21, 2022 at 3:33 am

    I really love the one with the cactus and the big swirling wave. They are so beautiful!

  46. Risa Lopez
    February 21, 2022 at 10:34 am

    Lovely pieces of art. I love the Little Prince. That’s my nieces’ favorite. It’s so beautiful and I love the color.

  47. Melissa Cushing
    February 23, 2022 at 6:23 am

    So many beautiful masterpieces pictures above and I especially love the one form Sharra Frank 🙂

  48. Melanie Edjourian
    February 24, 2022 at 12:22 pm

    These mosaic pieces are really unique. I love that they can be so colourful too.

  49. Mrs Enero
    February 26, 2022 at 7:05 am

    Wow! I love everything! What a masterpiece. I love Debra D’Souza creation the most!