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Old 12-10-2014, 08:31 PM
 
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My main interest is mid century modern however I find myself being drawn to industrial chic. I saw this dynamite drafters table and am thinking about using it as a coffee table and mixing it with mid century modern.
Here is a nice example of MCM/Industrial

https://www.google.com/search?q=astr...cy4Q01JYhB0%3D

The Astrolab dining table.

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Old 12-13-2014, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Never heard it called industrial chic before, it's always just been industrial, and old/antique/vintage industrial was a thing long before the term steampunk was coined.

Industrial has always been one of my favorite furniture/accessory styles but I like it mixed with softer styles. This table, for example, is imo wonderful but I'd pair it with farmhouse chairs and put it on a Kilim rug.

Mixing industrial with MCM should work well, too.
Love the table. Shipping is a killer, though.
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Old 12-13-2014, 12:58 PM
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I am a newcomer to this aesthetic, and we are about to make a bookshelf out of black pipe and flanges, with stained wood shelves.
After considering a lot of cheap looking, but expensive, bookshelves, I think this concept is really going to become a popular and cost effective alternative.
We will have a 10' long, low shelf for about $135.
Yeah, we did that in the 1970s. A lot of that stuff has been popular for the last 5 years, like the pallet board furniture.
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Old 12-13-2014, 01:17 PM
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Yeah, a drafter's table for the vertically challenged.
This is a home furnishing product influenced by some designer's concept of a drafting table.
Here it's called an 'architect table', either as a coffee table, a desk, or a sofa/console table. Functional Furniture
Here, in a different height, it's called a 'nautical table'. Nautical Table Desk. Or here Nautical Table Desk
Look, it's nice that you've found a table you like, but I can't see a professional architect or graphic designer or engineer using a table that's only 18 inches tall.
djmilf, thanks for posting that. I wanted to say the same thing but felt I might be raining on somebody's parade.


Here's the thing, as I see it. One day a copy editor at the New York Times meets an "Interiors" page editor in the break room and takes out her phone and says you should see what my boyfriend did to our loft. A month later the loft has full page photo's in the home section or Sunday magazine with a banner headline like "Industrial Chic".

And within a week blogs start writing articles like: "Industrial Chic - Is It For You?" "Industrial Chic Craft Projects You Should Try!"

6 months later a company like Moe's develops a line called "Industrial Chic' with direct rip offs of the stuff in the NY Times layout, and they market this collection right next to their other lines of "Mid-century Chic" "Shabby Chic" and "Transitional Chic" collections of furniture which all contain a coffee table, sectional, dinning room, bookcases, dressers, beds, and etc. that all tend to look a bit alike.

It happens all the time. What was one-of-a-kind or arty and creative, gets crammed into a box and comes out looking the same, same size, same materials (glass top) and same use as every other thing before it. It's a little sad, but people are gunna do what people do.
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Old 12-13-2014, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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All I have to add is, watch what happens to the price of black pipe.
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Old 01-02-2015, 12:42 AM
 
Location: 67 Crockford Street, Port Melbourne, VIC 3207 Australia
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Hey thanks! I went online and those vintage drafters tables go for upwards of $1200. I paid $600 for it so I got a good deal. I'm going to use it in. VRBO rental so I think it's appropriate. Pretty hard to damage.
Good to hear that. I also have my own kind of interest closely like your's but quiet busy to deal with things and eventually I found a faux bamboo table sell online planning to get one of those
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