Are you a fan of the industrial style ideas? Then you’ll feel at home in Alt Shift Pub in Bucharest, designed by Lama Arhitectura and located in a historical building close to the city centre. The lack of pretension seduces and persuades the guests: factory-made interiors are the hottest nowadays. The rooms are generous resembling the big warehouses in plants or the interiors of big trucks after the discharge of the goods. Exposed bricks painted in white enhance the luminosity of the interior, while small spots fixed on beams create warm focal points. How do you obtain this cozy feeling when you are surrounded by bricks, steel and iron? You play with lights! Pendants, spots, even modern, catchy chandeliers will create interesting visual effects. In a nutshell, functionality and raw materials are among the most important industrial style ideas. Have a look!
Symmetry, the correspondence of parts, leads to a very balanced interior. Of course, some people would say this lacks creativity. Not necessarily. It brings order, serenity and a state of equilibrium. In the room above, three rows with tables and chairs were disposed parallelly in front of the windows. Also, three arches right under the ceiling support the balance. Does this recall the long working lanes in factories? My point exactly. :-)
An entrance to remember
We all know the first impression matters. After you climb the stairs protected with mesh parapets, you arrive in front of a large steel factory-style door. The frame was painted in black and the middle ‘belt’ was perforated with Alt Shift logo. There is no doubt you are invited in a laboratory…of cocktails. The universe of industrial style ideas reflects generosity: you begin to see the charm in everything.
As I said before, light has the power to mild an austere interior and you should rely on it if you are inspired by industrial style ideas. What I love at this bar is the lighting installation. Tiny spots were fixed on a stick near the ceiling and create various focal points like in art galleries. Only that here, the objects d’art are not paintings, but guests. As you can see, the hosts praise you a lot. We are proletarians, but we love art too.
An industrial style room does not show affection, ornaments or so. No problem. Hide what you want to say to sharp minds on the wall, on the front desk of the bar. Or wherever you feel they are safe. Here, the wall in the central room reads Berlin because the pub was installed in the building of a former communist restaurant called Berlin. However, many people claim that Bucharest has become the new Berlin. This because the creative industry is blooming. So, perfect match, right?
The bottles with alcohol were displayed on shelves behind the bar. The series reflect order and stability.
Fluidity brings some magic
The bar was made of a material that features a marble-like pattern. As you can easily notice, it seems to be flowing when the spots behind turn on. Why to try such tricks? To create emotion and to make the guests feel comfortable. Moreover, it complements perfectly with the warm wood on flooring.
A close up of the perforated logo on the front door.
A modern, out of the ordinary luster
This attracts attention, for sure. An imposing installation resembling a disco ball plays the role of the chandelier at the entrance. It was made of mesh and it features lots of holes were bulbs were fixed. on top of my list of industrial style ideas I would put the unusual. Due to a certain monotony that results when you use plain cement, steel, bricks etc, the unexpected is needed. So, if you don’t afford an artist to design a masterpiece, try DIY ideas. The do it yourself spirit will reinvent the spirit of your home. Just take a minute to explore the gallery and you’ll find lots of affordable solutions. Yeee!
The pub features a lovely urban garden conquered by ivy. Those who come here during hot summer days take a fresh break from the chaotic city.
The steel factory-like doors were also used for the interiors in Alt Shift Pub.
The boxes with greenery on the terrace enliven the atmosphere.
Cool beauty works in industrial spaces.
A diffuse drawing on the wall animates the white wall.
Eames or Eames inspired chairs fit amazingly in a factory-like decor. They are comfortable and available in a range of beautiful colours. What do you gain if you insert a famous piece? You declare you pay attention to details and that you know what’s good on the market. Lots of snob will appreciate. :-)