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Industrial Boxes

Industrial Style
Industrial Style

Industrial-style furniture has experienced a resurgence in popularity with the rise of interest in minimalist design.

It's a look that celebrates the past even as it suggests vigor, productivity and brawn. The newly chic industrial style of decor repurposes the simple, sturdy furnishings of an earlier world of commerce — brushed-metal storage cabinets and display shelves, task lamps and pendant lights with enameled shades, work tables with worn wooden tops and cast-iron bases — and couples them with aesthetic touches emblematic of energy and optimism, from bright upholstery fabrics to flowers.

The rise in prominence of the industrial style has come hand-in-hand with the residential repurposing of former manufacturing and warehouse districts throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. In many loft apartments created in shuttered factories, the architectural envelope has been left intact.

Industrial-style interiors feature elements like raw brick walls, exposed steel beams and oak floors whose history is written in every pit and gouge. Patina is the keynote to a decor in sync with such surroundings. On 1stDibs you will find designs that wear their age beautifully — and were built to last.

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Style: Industrial
Industrial Brushed Gunmetal Steel Bullet Trash Can
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial, midcentury, trash can features a gunmetal steel finish, bullet shaped exterior with push top that fits over a galvanized steel trash receptacle.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Industrial Boxes

Materials

Steel

Nautical Ship Wooden Box Compass
Located in Guaynabo, PR
This is a nautical ship compass enclosed in a square wooden box. Inside the box there is kind of a "nest" round space to avoid that the compass moves. The box has two handles in the ...
Category

20th Century Unknown Industrial Boxes

Materials

Wood

20th Century American Strong Box
Located in Chicago, IL
A beautiful, almost Folk Art, American industrial steel strong box with a copper plated exterior with squiggly lines etched into the surface. The lock doesn't work but is luckily fix...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Industrial Boxes

Materials

Copper, Steel

American Outsider Art Polished Metal Presentation Locomotive Cheroot or Cigarette Box with Rubber Tires and Suspension
Located in Port Hope, ON
This wonderful outsider art presentation cheroot/cigarette box despite our best efforts of research remains a total mystery to us! There is a professionally incised "1910" on one sid...
Category

Early 20th Century American Industrial Boxes

Materials

Rubber, Glass

Jewelry Cabinet Titanium
Located in Dietmannsried, Bavaria
Jewelry box handmade Grid lines form the overall picture here Handcrafted, handles integrated. With five drawers made of wood and coated with titanium.  
Category

2010s German Industrial Boxes

Materials

Metal

Large Handmade Wood and Brass Box c.1880-1920
Located in San Francisco, CA
About A large handmade wooden box with brass handles, key hole with brass interior lock mechanism and dovetail joints. Creator: Unknown. Date of manufacture: c.1880-1920. Mat...
Category

19th Century Antique Industrial Boxes

Materials

Wood

Jewelry Cabinet Titanium
Located in Dietmannsried, Bavaria
Jewelry box handmade Grid lines form the overall picture here Handcrafted, handles integrated. With five drawers made of wood and coated with titanium. Interior division for t...
Category

2010s German Industrial Boxes

Materials

Metal

Early 1900 Hundreds Birchwood Lock Box Safe with Key
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Vintage gilt metal and two wood drawer safe box or strong box, France 1930's. The two drawers are veneered in bird wood veneer and has two white porcelain.
Category

Early 20th Century French Industrial Boxes

Materials

Steel

Antique Pharmacist Scale Walnut with Slate Base
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous early 20th century Pharmaceutical and minerals scale.In excellent vintage condition. Walnut and glass with a slate base creates the housing for the scale. Very cool decorati...
Category

1910s American Vintage Industrial Boxes

Materials

Slate, Brass

Set of 8 Original Old Wooden Decorative Boxes
Located in North York, ON
Set of 8 original old wooden decorative boxes, purchased in London England. Little information about these pieces but they are original, roughly early 20th century possibly older. Pr...
Category

Early 20th Century English Industrial Boxes

Materials

Wood

1950s All Aluminum United States Mail Letter Box, Manufactured by Bommer
Located in Buffalo, NY
1950s all aluminum United States mail letter box, manufactured by Bommer Industries, simple Classic design, would make an amazing piggy bank, pull down handle door, mail slot, large ...
Category

1950s American Vintage Industrial Boxes

Materials

Aluminum

Vintage Metal Bin Powder Coated Turquoise, Industrial Era
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Industrial era metal stackable bins or baskets with handles. Freshly powder coated in vintage mellow turquoise. The bins have endless uses; in an office, mud room, hallway, or office...
Category

1940s American Vintage Industrial Boxes

Materials

Metal

Vintage Metal and Wire Milk Crate Basket
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Square vintage milk crate, metal and wire in original blue finish. The original markings of the dairy where the milk was produced is marked on one side; The Mitchell Dairy. This is a...
Category

1960s American Vintage Industrial Boxes

Materials

Metal

Vintage Czech Metal Trunk
Located in High Point, NC
A metal trunk from Czechia, circa 1900, with an evocative patina. The original green paint has weathered to a distinctive timeworn texture, revealing the dark metal beneath. A color ...
Category

Early 1900s Czech Antique Industrial Boxes

Materials

Metal, Steel

Industrial Era Metal Storage Bins, Powder Coated Bright Chartreuse
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Industrial era steel stackable bins with handles. Freshly powder coated in bright chartreuse. The bins have endless uses; in an office, mud room, hallway or an office. The beautiful...
Category

1940s American Vintage Industrial Boxes

Materials

Metal, Stainless Steel

19th Century Maple & Cast Iron Dazey Butter Churner
Located in San Francisco, CA
19th century maple & cast iron dazey butter churner Measures: 10" wide x 10" deep x 25.5" high This antique butter churner is for display only, we are unsure if it's in working...
Category

Late 19th Century American Antique Industrial Boxes

Materials

Iron

19th Century Wrought Iron Italian Antique Safe Strongbox with Three Watch-Winder
Located in Carimate, Como
Northern Italian medium size antique hobnail safe, dated circa 1840-1850, found in the Piedmont region. The safe presents a beautifully decorated front door with the hidden key hole ...
Category

Early 19th Century Italian Antique Industrial Boxes

Materials

Steel, Wrought Iron

Kirk & Wilson's Royal Mail Box / Trunk
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A small metal Royal mail box or trunk with sarcophagus styled design having a latch to the front and steel handles to each side. Above the latch is the embossed label for the manufac...
Category

Late 19th Century English Antique Industrial Boxes

Materials

Metal

Dark Green Garrison Shoe Cleaning Tin
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Dark green garrison shoe cleaning tin 2 sections, brown on one side and black on the other, the tin has a central carrying handle and 2 lidded sections In good vintage condition,...
Category

Early 20th Century Industrial Boxes

Materials

Tin

Original Metal Coca-Cola Bottle Cooler
Located in North York, ON
This bottle cooler is super retro, it has “Coca-Cola in bottles” written on the front in red and white. With an aluminum ice tray inside, the cooler is still functional but can also ...
Category

1960s American Vintage Industrial Boxes

Materials

Metal

Vintage German Cigar Bin
Located in Houston, TX
This vintage German cigar bin was used to store cigars which were hand rolled in a German cigar factory. The bin has a beautiful aged wood patina with linen panels. The corners are h...
Category

19th Century German Antique Industrial Boxes

Materials

Metal

Antique Coffee and Tea Tin K. Tiktak's Amsterdam Groningen, Early 20th Century
Located in Antwerp, BE
Antique Coffee and Tea Tin from the Early 20th Century. Designed and made for K.Tiktak Coffee and Tea Factory, which was located in Amsterdam and Groningen Holland , The Netherlands....
Category

Early 20th Century Dutch Industrial Boxes

Materials

Tin

Boot and Shoe Cleaning Box with Foot Shaped Shoe Rest and Cherry Blossom Polish
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Boot and shoe cleaning box with foot shaped shoe rest and cherry blossom polish A handy and attractive little piece, the handle of the polish box doubles up as a rest to put the f...
Category

Early 1900s Antique Industrial Boxes

George Scherr Co. Weights with Felt Lined Wooden Box
Located in New York, NY
Set of three machine-tools or measuring instruments for metal-working machinery and weighing instruments, early 20th century.
Category

Early 20th Century American Industrial Boxes

Materials

Metal

Unusual Leather Expanding Multi Tray Jewelers Case, Knickerbocker Case Co.
By Knickerbocker Case Co.
Located in Buffalo, NY
Unusual leather expanding multi tray jewelers case made by Knickerbocker Case Co, Chicago. Ingenious design.
Category

1930s American Vintage Industrial Boxes

Materials

Metal

Metal Suitcase England, Early 20th Century
Located in Nijmegen, NL
This metal suitcase was made in England in the early 20th century. It features a brass lock and brass plate with the company's name and logo.
Category

Early 20th Century British Industrial Boxes

Materials

Metal

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Custom Industrial Gunmetal and Brushed Steel Pendant Lights
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Custom, industrial pendant lights designed by city Foundry in Brooklyn, NY for our CF Signature line are gunmetal and brushed steel wire. The pendants are comprised of vintage compon...
Category

2010s American Industrial Boxes

Materials

Steel

Simmons Brushed Steel and Gunmetal Vinyl Rocking Chair
By Simmons Company Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial, institutional, brushed steel rocking chair upholstered in a gunmetal vinyl is from the Sheraton Series by Simmons Company Furniture.
Category

1940s American Vintage Industrial Boxes

Materials

Steel

Industrial Brushed Steel Hospital Stools
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial, brushed steel, counter height, hospital stools feature seats that slope down one inch with handles on either side.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Industrial Boxes

Materials

Steel

  • Industrial Brushed Steel Hospital Stools
  • Industrial Brushed Steel Hospital Stools
  • Industrial Brushed Steel Hospital Stools
  • Industrial Brushed Steel Hospital Stools
H 23 in. W 21.5 in. D 11 in.
Industrial Brushed Steel Catalog Archive Cabinet
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial, brushed steel, catalog cabinet on a cast iron base holds multiple index cards, photos or postcards for flat, easy access storage. The cabinet itself measures: 20 W x 18 D...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Industrial Boxes

Materials

Steel, Iron

Industrial Brushed Steel X-Ray File Cabinet
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial, midcentury, rolling, medical X-ray file cabinet features a futuristic form with roll-top opening and pull-down front. The interior meant to hold long files measures 27 W ...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Industrial Boxes

Materials

Steel

Industrial Brushed Steel Apothecary Display Cabinet
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Early 20th century, industrial, brushed steel, apothecary, display cabinet features a latched glass front with two interior glass shelves and an open shelf on the bottom. The cabinet...
Category

Early 20th Century American Industrial Boxes

Materials

Steel

Industrial Adjustable Brushed Steel Drafting Stool
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial, drafting stool features a brushed steel frame and back with a 14 inch round, swivel, maple seat that is height adjustable from 27.5 - 31 inches.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Industrial Boxes

Materials

Steel

Industrial Brushed Steel Adjustable Drafting Stool
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial drafting stool features a brushed steel pedestal base and backrest with a contoured walnut seat. The seat height is adjustable from 24 - 35 inches, back height 35 - 49 inc...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Industrial Boxes

Materials

Steel

Industrial Adjustable Brushed Steel Swivel Stools
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial, adjustable, laboratory stool with newly brushed finish, features a four prong base and 13 inch diameter swivel seat. The seat height is easily adjustable from 15 - 20 inc...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Industrial Boxes

Materials

Steel

Industrial Brushed Steel Short Hospital Stools
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial, brushed steel, short, hospital stools feature seats that slope down one inch with handles on either side. The stools are sold separately.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Industrial Boxes

Materials

Steel

Industrial Brushed Steel Work Bench Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Brushed steel, Industrial work bench tables with storage drawer.
Category

1940s American Vintage Industrial Boxes

Materials

Steel

  • Industrial Brushed Steel Work Bench Table
  • Industrial Brushed Steel Work Bench Table
  • Industrial Brushed Steel Work Bench Table
  • Industrial Brushed Steel Work Bench Table
H 38.5 in. W 47 in. D 20 in.
Industrial Brushed Steel And Maple Drafting Stool
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial, drafting stool features a brushed steel frame with a maple back and 14 inch round, swivel seat that is height adjustable from 27.5 - 31 inches.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Industrial Boxes

Materials

Steel

Previously Available Items
Antique Flip Top Oak and Brass Toolbox Chest, c.1910
Located in San Francisco, CA
About An antique flip top oak toolbox or machinist's chest with dovetail joints, inset pull out brass handles and brass corners, three drawers, lift top and a pull out tray. Each ...
Category

Early 20th Century Industrial Boxes

Materials

Brass

Vintage Dovetail Wooden Runkel Chocolate Box Crate, circa 1930's
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Vintage wooden Runkel chocolate crate box with graphics and dovetail detailing. Born in the early 1850s in New Orleans to a German father and French mother with a garment business in...
Category

1930s American Vintage Industrial Boxes

Materials

Wood

18th Century Italian Wrought Iron Studded Antique Safe Cigar Humidor Bar Cabinet
Located in Carimate, Como
Northern Italian antique safe with typical hobnails and great 'burin' incision decors, a typical handmade technique of 'dots' engraving process typical from the period. This beautifu...
Category

Late 18th Century Italian Antique Industrial Boxes

Materials

Metal, Wrought Iron

Vintage Bryant And May Matches Large Pine Wooden Industrial Storage Box, 1950s
Located in Stow on the Wold, GB
Wonderful vintage wooden storage box. Dates from the 1950s Bryant and May's Matches stamped to the outside of the box. Would have originally been used to transport matches. Steel c...
Category

Mid-20th Century European Industrial Boxes

Materials

Pine

H. Gerstner & Sons Antique Oakwood Machinist 7 Drawer Tool Chest Box
Located in Philadelphia, PA
H. Gerstner & Sons antique oakwood machinist 7 drawer tool chest box. Item features a solid wood construction, beautiful wood grain, original stamps, very nice antique item, quality ...
Category

Mid-20th Century North American Industrial Boxes

Materials

Oak

Japanese Pine Tea Chest with Lid
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Japanese pine tea chest with lid This is a useful and decorative box, made in solid pine with some of the original labels still in place and a tight fitting lid, it is lined in zi...
Category

Mid-20th Century Industrial Boxes

Materials

Pine

  • Japanese Pine Tea Chest with Lid
  • Japanese Pine Tea Chest with Lid
  • Japanese Pine Tea Chest with Lid
  • Japanese Pine Tea Chest with Lid
H 20 in. W 37 in. D 17 in.
Antique Steel Movie Reel Transport Box, c.1920
Located in San Francisco, CA
About An antique galvanized steel shipping strongbox for movie film reels. The box contains a unique lock ring which needs to be lined up to remove. Creator: Pathe Exchange Inc...
Category

Early 20th Century Industrial Boxes

Materials

Steel

Antique Artist Box with Skull with Lemon Painting
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
We offer this rare antique artist box with skull with lemon painting, circa 1940.
Category

1930s Mexican Vintage Industrial Boxes

Materials

Wood

  • Antique Artist Box with Skull with Lemon Painting
  • Antique Artist Box with Skull with Lemon Painting
  • Antique Artist Box with Skull with Lemon Painting
  • Antique Artist Box with Skull with Lemon Painting
H 4.34 in. W 8.27 in. D 11.42 in.
Vintage Airlines Aluminum Galley Container Box
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Vintage Delta Airlines aluminum catering container box.
Category

2010s Dutch Industrial Boxes

Materials

Aluminum

  • Vintage Airlines Aluminum Galley Container Box
  • Vintage Airlines Aluminum Galley Container Box
  • Vintage Airlines Aluminum Galley Container Box
  • Vintage Airlines Aluminum Galley Container Box
H 11 in. W 11.50 in. D 15.75 in.
Singer Sewing Machine in Original Case and Key/Bakelite Handle, 1920s
Located in San Francisco, CA
An antique Singer sewing machine in original wooden case and key with Bakelite handle, 1920s. Decorative only. May or may not work.
Category

Early 20th Century Industrial Boxes

Materials

Metal

Handmade Wooden Tool Box, circa 1920
Located in San Francisco, CA
About: A handmade Douglas fir toolbox with inner tool tray, original hinges, brass key hole and metal handles. This toolbox has been reconditioned with oil. Creator: Unknown. ...
Category

Early 20th Century Industrial Boxes

Materials

Metal, Brass

  • Handmade Wooden Tool Box, circa 1920
  • Handmade Wooden Tool Box, circa 1920
  • Handmade Wooden Tool Box, circa 1920
  • Handmade Wooden Tool Box, circa 1920
H 13.75 in. W 30 in. D 13.25 in.
Mahogany and Brass Transit Scope Box, c.1920
Located in San Francisco, CA
About A mahogany transit scope case with dovetail joints, brass lock, brass corners and brass latches. Company name on front and back. Creator: Unknown. Date of manufacture: c...
Category

Early 20th Century Industrial Boxes

Materials

Brass

  • Mahogany and Brass Transit Scope Box, c.1920
  • Mahogany and Brass Transit Scope Box, c.1920
  • Mahogany and Brass Transit Scope Box, c.1920
  • Mahogany and Brass Transit Scope Box, c.1920
H 9.5 in. W 19.75 in. D 6.5 in.

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