Our newest METAL family of cool neutrals was inspired by the craftsmanship of blacksmiths and metalworkers.
Rejuvenation began in 1977 as an architectural salvage shop in Portland, Oregon. When founder Jim Kelly couldn’t find the period fixtures he needed for his own remodel, he began crafting historical reproductions of the items he needed. From this point on, Rejuvenation has combined architectural salvage with the manufacturing of handcrafted period house parts.
Rejuvenation has many lightning fixtures that create an industrial feel in interiors. One of our favorites is The Hood, first spotted by Rejuvenation’s designers in a 1908 Western Electric Catalog archive . The net around the glass globe is made of woven wire originally used to prevent the broken from falling onto workers’ heads in rough-and-tumble factory settings. This was an inexpensive safety feature a hundred years ago that creates the perfect industrial look today.
One of the most utilitarian of all materials, metal gives off a hard-working, lived-in vibe when used in interiors. Be it lighting, furniture, or cabinetry, the incorporation of metal objects is at the heart of the industrial design look.
For more industrial inspiration, check out Rejuvenation’s Pinterest board.