K+BB Collective | The Designers' Corner

Oct 29 2012

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Industrial strength design

Can a bare light bulb make a design statement? At one point in my long life in design, bare light bulbs conjured up nothing more than a look destined for a jail cell or a musty basement. But I think differently now. Taking a pure form like a light bulb  and turning it into something beautiful and enduring takes some imagination. Here are some great products to create an industrial look for kitchen or bath design.

Barn Light Electric Co.’s caged pendant lighting made from galvanized metal. LED light bulbs inside the glass “bullet” make it gorgeous AND green.


A “trough” sink from Kohler’s commercial line makes a great sink for a kid’s bathroom.


Restoration Hardware makes these cool commercial laundry carts for the fully decked out laundry room!


Sonoma Forge makes gorgeous faucets for kitchen and bath. This one’s called “Brut.”


The Modern Times factory stool from Sundance is $ 195 and has a great distressed finish.


Modern Object’s Wing Nut knob is 2 1/2 in. long x 1 1/4 in. high


or go for the valve-looking knob that’s 2 1/4 in. in diameter.

DuPont Corian’s Medea solid surface material looks like concrete.

The Wallpaper Collective company sells Scrapwood wallcovering made in the Netherlands. It’s $299 for a 46-sq.-ft. roll, but doing one wall in it would look amazing.

Finally, I must mention sliding door hardware..a hot new look that’s showing up in bathrooms on shower doors. Very cool!

Patricia Gaylor

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