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source: Marazzi Ceramiche
| Designbest editorial staff


love for all things vintage, industrial design and raw materials: these are the key trends you will need for an urban kitchen in the style of New York lofts. This will give a warm feel to your home, creating a kitchen with a retro charm, which is, nonetheless, so now…

Our must-haves

The cooker has a clear retro feel. The cooker has a clear retro feel, even better if inspired by the Fifities. Your taste will be flawless if you go for enamel pastel tones (cream-coloured, just like the past) and a gas hob with round knobs.


Pendant lamps, inspired by traditional gas lights. They can be a vintage find and fit in seamlessly with the same urban style. They can also be inspired by large industrial lights, updated with a touch of glamour (just like the ones shown here).


Stools. They have to be in either steel or sheet metal. They can be arranged with mismatched chairs in wood and steel.


Home accessories. They are all in steel with a distinct retro Fifties feel. A pop-up toaster, biscuit tins and any little detail which could be found in granny’s kitchen: these are just some of the things you can pick up to finish your look.

Our style notes

Steel and sheet metal. These are, in simple terms, just right materials to reference industrial design. They are used for all the furniture. These materials can also be seen in the exposed structure and gas pipes, which are purposely kept to complete our look.


Surfaces are practical and functional, made from plain and “humble” materials. Timber flooring (shown here: timber effect porcelain stoneware floor tiles; Treverkever by Marazzi) gives a cozy feel to any room. Details for a rough and rugged look, both practical and easy to clean.


Furniture with clean and simple lines. Only a few key pieces with a minimalist design, a no nonsense approach to home living.


Reclaimed pieces. Finds from flee-markets, attics or granny’s house. Vintage is a must have.
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