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One of the most important of these is metal: recycled steel in girders and pillars, industrial salvage reimagined as furniture or fittings, age-blackened nails, rusted bolts and exposed metal ducting and pipes. But an industrial-style kitchen must be functional too. This one flaunts just the right mix of robust industrial steel, corrugated iron and modern chrome and stainless-steel appliances. Browse more industrial-style kitchens.


Industrial revolution. With its mango wood surface and steel pipe legs, the Rustic Industrial Kitchen Island doubles as a prep station and social gathering spot. A floating drawer can be used to stow placemats and cutlery, while a generous bottom shelf provides extra storage space for cookware, dishes and more.


Industrial revolution. With its mango wood surface and steel pipe legs, the Rustic Industrial Kitchen Island doubles as a prep station and social gathering spot. A floating drawer can be used to stow placemats and cutlery, while a generous bottom shelf provides extra storage space for cookware, dishes and more. 43.5"w x 18"d x 36.5"h. Solid mango wood top; steel pipe legs. Single shelf for added storage and display. Imported. Online/catalog only.


I love this steel-framed island on castors, with open shelving. Perfect for an industrial-style kitchen, and very practical. The lighting fixture in the foreground is an antique ship searchlight.


This industrial wood shop professor's personal work bench was salvaged from a school in Portland, Maine. An amazing find for anyone looking for an authentic one-of-a-kind piece for their kitchen, this 1930s butcher block workbench still has the original brass hardware. (Etsy, £1,752)


So you want an industrial-style island, but you don’t know where to begin. “Start with a local commercial kitchen supplier," Cuppett suggests. "They may have manufactured units for sale.” You can also dig around Houzz’s database of furniture makers for a professional in your area.


This neglected 1960s dresser was languishing in a thrift store until it was given new life as a stunning dream island. With a bit of luck, elbow grease and $30, you might be able to make the kitchen island of your dreams too.