One of the most requested design marriages of recent a year is that of Brick Slips and Industrial Design.
Industrial and Urban interiors are in high demand and brick slips are a key material in the realisation of this modern trend.
Industrial design trends are everywhere, you only have to look at everyday life. Coffee shops and offices to every interior design magazine, urban style is now a crucial part of interior decor, and our Brick Slips are helping to realise this trend.
A history of Brick Slips and Industrial Design
Brick Slips and Industrial Design is not new, brick slips are not a new product, neither is industrial design. Urban and industrial design really came into style in 1970s America, in Manhattan, New York City. Hence the saying ‘we are looking for a new York style design’.
The surge in popularity comes from a growing need for realism and aesthetic history. A room that has been designed with Urban and industrial themes is purposefully looking back to a time where industry and raw materials were at the forefront of life.
A stark and direct contrast to the flat pack repetition designs of the early 2000s.
The great thing about brick slips is that when they are used they instantly transform the age and feel of a space.
Made from clay and cut from real bricks, brick slips add the raw reality needed to convincingly recreate and industrial themed space.
Urban style is all about embracing character, both of the space and the pieces that fill it, using brick slips within the design process almost certainly creates a bold statement of individuality and style.
Brick slips that create the look
Brick Slips and Industrial Design work hand in hand , our knowledge can help you make the right product choice when planning your design.
Scanning Instagram and social media for ideas on industrial design and you will find our products. Our brick slips work in tandem with the whole theme of industrial realism.
One of the fundamental cornerstones of industrial design is embracing materials not found in vanilla interior design styles, such as exposed brickwork, concrete and industrial raw metals.
Key products which work to the industrial notes are generally reclaimed or urban themed bricks.
Urban Weathered Red
This brick slip is a firm favourite with commercial industrial designs. Restaurants, coffee shops and bars favour this brick slip.
The colour and texture of this brick slip instantly transports you to a place of manufacturing and architectural history. Once installed this brick will look like it has been there decades.
Olde Bayswater Blend
Imagine converting 200 year old industrial building into a living space. You peel off the interior substrates, plaster etc and what lies beneath is a wall with character and timeless beauty.
This is our Older Bayswater blend, tumbled and weathered this brick slip creates urban and industrial exposed walls better than any other product.
Using brick slips within any design style is all about expression. There are no right or wrong products, if you can see your Industrial design and our products fit then go for it.
Be bold with your urban design choices, use our brick slips to create a gritty, unapologetic modern style that embraces the raw beauty of the old industrial environment.