The piece from MyDomaine had two designers wishing for an end to the Industrial comeback, with one singling out reclaimed wood and another pointing out "faux industrial" was due to get a move on. (What's the opposite of a comeback? A "go-away?")
The allure of Machine Age luminaires and vintage items from the epoch is evergreen. As the MyDomaine article acknowledges, Industrial is not going anywhere. It's entered the pantheon of design styles to be mixed in with verve and aplomb by the skilled designer and the confident homeowner.
Faux industrial, on the other hand, has become a rather cluttered sector in the marketplace, with many careless reproductions, and—we agree—can be a bit overdone. (For those who may not know, "faux" merely means "fake" in French. It's used to refer to things in décor without making them sound less worthy than non-faux versions. See, for example, faux bois: "fake wood." Ah, what a little French can do!) As Athena Calderone of eyeswoon notes elsewhere in the article, "Too much of one particular look diminishes its impact and feels one-noted." Thea Home similarly chimes in that an overkill of one style "makes the space feel a bit contrived and less organic. Touches here and there are great.
Why bring this up? We make a lot of pieces that use materials and finishes and shapes that evoke Industrial associations. We also design and make a lot of other fixtures, which smoothly fit into a variety of spaces and contemporary places. Increasingly, it's this direction we're moving in. Troy is not a company dedicated to one look at the exclusion of all others, but neither is it a dabbler. If you love the Industrial look and want to use it as one layer or element in your overall design, we make some of the finest and most innovative fixtures in that style available. If you agree that this look has overstayed its welcome, there's a lot more to Troy.
Far from recreating classics from the first few decades of the twentieth century, we reimagine them, providing unexpected contexts and contrasts riffing on materials and motifs of the period.