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Industrial-style Table Lamps

Industrial style has been in fashion for some time now, favoured by admirers of its raw, often unfinished materials and minimalist aesthetics. Today we’ve chosen our five favourite industrial-style table lamps, each of which will add a sense of style to your home.

Schofield 28cm Table Lamp by MiniSun

Schofield 28cm Table Lamp – £26.99 (was £35.99), MiniSun

A real talking point, this Schofield industrial-style table lamp from MiniSun features a large, vintage-style, amber-tinted globe LED lamp sitting in a 13cm-high (11cm square at the sides) cement cube. An in-line on/off switch enables you to switch on the warm white light of the bulb, which beautifully complements and softens the starkness of the design. It’s currently available with almost a tenner off, so act now if you want to add this fine piece to your home.

Industrial Bottle Table Lamp

Industrial Bottle Table Lamp – £154, Premier Housewares

A really stunning and sturdy piece that promises to add industrial edge to your home – and remind you to take the recycling out – this bottle table lamp from Premier Housewares has a downlit glass shade and is attached to a frame made from exposed metal ‘pipes’ and joints. The contemporary piece stands an impressive 60cm high (and 32cm wide) and requires one 25W halogen capsule bulb.

Elstead Feiss Old Industrial Midnight Pearl 1 Light Table Lamp

Feiss Old Industrial Lamp – £199.80, Elstead

An unusual and chunky piece with a striking silhouette, the Feiss Old Industrial table lamp features two cogs of different sizes, to represent the industrial age. The cogs stand on a wooden plaque and have been given a midnight pearl finish, whereas the angular shade has been made from hardbacked black linen. It’s produced by Elstead, a British manufacturer with over four decades of experience in quality lighting.

Cabot Red And Silver Metal Desk Lamp

Cabot Red And Silver Metal Desk Lamp – £65, Habitat

Habitat’s Cabot red and silver metal desk lamp has something of an Eighties feel about it, with its red black and silver colourway. 40cm high (and 33cm wide), the powder-coated lamp takes one eight-watt mini golf ball light bulb and Its distinctive, perforated shade, in the style of a tin can, surrounds the adjustable head of the lamp. The angled stem stands on a black cast iron-effect base.

Hudson 2-Light Table Lamp

Hudson 2-Light Table Lamp – £39.99, Very.co.uk

Add some industrial-inspired contemporary elegance to your living space with this Hudson table lamp from Very.co.uk. The nickel frame features a spiralling stem emerging from a disc-shaped base, and carries two glass shades that have been cut into decagons in order to cast light at a variety of angles. If you’re a big fan of the look, an equally stylish matching floor lamp is also available.

Five of the Best: Retro Dining Chairs

Today we’re picking out our favourite retro dining chairs, with an emphasis on furniture inspired by pieces from the 1950s and 1960s – seating that is minimal in design but big on style. Join us as we present our five favourites, each of them available from an online retailer near you!

Hester Blue Wooden Stackable Dining Chair

Hester Blue Wooden Stackable Dining Chair – £95, Habitat

Reminiscent of our old schoolchairs (or maybe we’re just very old) with its simple shape and curved wooden seat and back rest, the Hester dining chair is – like the seating of our youth – stackable. It sets oak veneer against powder-coated legs and screws in a bright blue colour, though it is also available in versions with red, white, charcoal and green legs, as well as in the blue variety pictured here.

Pair of Palma Dining Chairs in Purple

Pair of Palma Dining Chairs in Purple – £179.99 (was £199.99), Very.co.uk

A bestseller for Very.co.uk, this pair of Palma dining chairs are a real bargain with over twenty quid off their original price tag. Each chair stands on four splayed oak-coloured legs and the seats are upholstered in a brushed, super-soft purple-coloured fabric that’s studded with four fabric-covered buttons. These beautiful Scandi-style chairs are also available in dark grey, should that be a better fit for your dining room decor.

Retro Wooden Dining Chair by Home Etc

Pair of Retro Wooden Dining Chairs – £313.98, Home Etc

We love the exquisite curves of these funky retro dining chairs from Home etc, which have been manufactured from moulded plywood stained in medium oak, a rich mid-brown colour. This stylish pair combine comfort, style, design and sturdiness, with curved seats and backrests resting on elegant frames. They’re also available with light oak and dark oak finishes and one of them is bound to work in your dining area.

Industrial Faux Leather Retro Stitch Dining Armchair (Pair)

Industrial Faux Leather Retro Stitch Dining Armchair (Pair) – £340, Classic Furniture

Industrial style is as popular as ever, so the functional and sturdy metal frame of this pair of dining armchairs from Classic Furniture is sure to be a hit with admirers of quality furniture. The seat and armrests of these chairs are made from faux leather in a mid-brown colour which has been topstitched in a series of parallel lines edged with a semi-circular shape. A version without armrests is also available.

Calligaris Area 51 Dining Chair (Set of 4)

Yellow Area 51 Dining Chair (Set of 4) – £372, Calligaris

This Area 51 chair is part of a collection of luxury furniture from Calligaris. It’s made from polypropylene and this and the fact its striking design has a water drain hole built in means you can take this chair outdoors if you wish. Made with air-moulding technology, it comes in a variety of finishes – sky blue, matt optic white, red, light green, orange and taupe – as well as in this mustard yellow version, and each is supplied as a set of four.