Published on July 9, 2018

The latest trend to hit the design world is a definite departure from the usual and one that challenges the now ubiquitous scheme of whitewashed minimalism. Having funneled down from the runway, the look is one that emulates the rugged industrialism of a construction zone. Sticking close to the source of the inspiration, the trend marries utilitarianism with style-focused finds. Who knew hard hats and traffic cones could double as decor? Ahead, the items that embody the quintessence of the trend, and just where you can use it in your home. 

Materialism Alloy Candle, Tom Dixon, $100

Decompress after a long day on the job by lighting this candle in a hard-core vessel.

Jacquard Tape Belt, HPC Trading Co., $163

Ladies and gentlemen: Fashion your seat belts.

Full-Zip Navy Rose Shirt, Peels, $96

Day-to-evening wear for those who work and play hard. 

Grip Work Gloves, Supreme

Get a grip on your summertime to-do list.

Work Light, Utilitario Mexicano, $185

Late nights in the underground call for an upgrade from your regular flashlight.

The Strongbox, Best Made Co., $38

The side hustler’s go-to accessory in my favorite shade of the season.

Prada Ultravox Eyewear, Prada, $440

Not your dad’s safety goggles: Shield your eyes with something much chicer.

Chair by Rei Kawakubo, 1stdibs

Scaffolding meets sculpture in this designer chair.

Untitled, 2017, Glass Cone by Kaspar Müller, Galleria Federico Vavassori

A roadblock–turned–art piece to put on a pedestal.

White Diag Square Binder Clip Bag, Off White, $1,140

Heavy-duty hardware will turn heads and stop traffic.

This story originally appeared in the summer 2018 issue with the headline “Construction Zone.”

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