Designs of Distinction Announces Hottest Trends of 2017

November 22, 2016

Open Shelving, Weathered Woods, Muted Tones. Designs of Distinction® has combined the hottest trends of 2017 and created a new line of flat and floating shelves complete with industrial style brackets.

Our new Industrial Collection combines the look of weathered wood with the strength of raw steel. Hand scraped flat and floating shelves in multiple depths and widths are designed to mimic reclaimed material and feature closed knots with textured surfaces. We begin with 2 common lumber allowing the raw characteristics of the material to shine. We then combine the efficiency of machined production with the artistic touch of hand scraping, achieving the perfect balance between old and new.

Our three signature finishes, Espresso, Driftwood Grey and Antique Oak mimic the muted tones of aged wood. Hand rubbed finishes highlight the grain and deep marks we create by hand scraping the surface of each piece. Of course, you can also add your own unique stains and paints to any of our unfinished shelves available in Red Oak, Hard Maple, Cherry, and Alder.
Industrial shelving isn’t complete without industrial style brackets. We’ve created two simple designs that perfectly complement the aged feel of our shelving. Our iron brackets are welded by hand and powder coated, matching hardware is included with each bracket. We offer these brackets in two sizes and 6 different finishes, including raw steel. Our raw steel brackets are powder coated clear so you see the grinding marks and color variations, making each piece unique. Stop by booth S4424 or make an appointment to learn more about our new Industrial Collection.

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