The Industrial Revolution

One trend that has been around for some time now – and will undoubtedly continue into 2012 – is the industrial look (and I’m not talking about diamond encrusted Stella McCartney boiler suits, Jimmy Choo working boots or Philip Treacy hard hats!)

The UK was the first country to ‘industrialise’ during the 18th and 19th Centuries and, in doing so, it created a no-nonsense and practical design approach for industrial environments that used simple, cheap and robust materials – an approach that has endured and continues to be applied today.