The beginning of the Industrial style may be traced back to Europe during the Industrial Revolution. The aesthetic of these items is best described as "industrial", which is appropriate given the name of the collection. The aesthetic of "factory chic" is a trendy look that is promoted by furniture that is produced in this style. This style places a focus on metal craftsmanship and functional design. Distressed finishes, clean lines, and exposed metal are typical components of an item that adheres to this design aesthetic.