New in Town: Carbon Industrial Design

October 29, 2012 · 0 comments

As a small business owner, one of my favorite things to do is to meet other small business owners around town. Last week i had the honorable opportunity to meet one of the co-owners of Carbon Industrial Design, a new retail store in Old Town Alexandria. Opening their doors in April of this year, Carbon specializes in industrial furnishings.

Via Carbon’s Facebook page

Some may call this retail store a modern ‘American Pickers’, but with a twist. Essentially they travel a short distance from DC (usually Pennsylvania and Rhode Island) and find used industrial pieces and convert them into home furnishings. They find things such as steel beams, vintage signs, and a variety of other industrial building parts. Some items are sold as-is in their retail shop while others are reclaimed and made new. I fell in love with this store and the story behind the making so I just had to share.

I am absolutely in love with these machinery wheels. They would make the perfect wall hanging, wouldn’t you say?

Via Carbon’s Facebook page

Carbon does custom work as well. Check out these custom tables made for the new Nando’s Peri-Peri restaurant opening in Old Town Alexandria very soon.

Via Carbon’s Facebook page

And what about this wall? If you look closely, you will notice that it is large vintage signs cut up and hung next to each other to create a large-scale art display. Way cool!

Via Carbon’s Facebook page

If you live close to Old Town, I would encourage to you drop in. Be sure to let them know you read about them on our blog. They currently are open on Friday and Saturday from 11-7pm and by appointment only during the week. If you have a project you need help with, we would love to help as well! Let us know!

Don’t forget about our Home by Novogratz signed book giveaway happening now! Head over HERE to hear more and enter!

*Olios Design was not paid asked or to write about this content.

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