When we think of modern lofts and loft living we think of live/work spaces with high ceilings, expansive windows, and an open plan. Here we show the best ideas for industrial loft spaces that have been transformed into modern residences. As more people look for reinvigorated downtown housing options, loft spaces exemplify modern urban living.

All This Warehouse Stores Nowadays Is Impeccably Cool Furniture
A prewar warehouse in Szczecin, Poland, formerly used by a marmalade factory, is well-preserved as a loft.
Warsaw Loft with Multifunctional Furniture
To maximize their small Warsaw loft, transatlantic designers Aleksander Novak-Zemplinski and Becky Nix handcrafted a fleet of...
Buying Vintage Modern Furniture on Craigslist
One intrepid writer goes on the hunt for quality, authentic vintage modern furniture on Craigslist, with humorous (and happy)...
Crazy Cool Loft Space Surrounded by Rope Walls
The Karst region in Slovenia is known for its limestone plateau, filled with picturesque caves and sinkholes.
A Holiday Apartment in Poland With the Perfect Mix of Vintage and Custom Furniture
Loft Kolasiński revitalizes a 1920 flat with a medley of unique and classic pieces.
Two Cool Surfers Design Some Serious Furniture
Combining clean lines with traditional craftsmanship, this pair creates a demand for South African design.
The Bouroullec Brothers Turn Back the Dial to When TVs Were Furniture
The Samsung Serif TV is as weighty as a premium drama.
Into Danish Modern Furniture? Buy These Vintage Jens Risom Pieces Right Now
In our October issue, Jens Risom’s granddaughter pays tribute to the maestro’s life and career.
Vintage Furniture-Filled Prefab Living Room in Upstate New York
Built by architect William Massie nearly a decade ago for vintage retailer Greg Wooten, this hybrid prefab home in upstate New...
This Chapel-Turned-Office in Belgium Is Unbelievably Cool
Klaarchitectuur fashions an office space for their firm that balances the building's communal past with modern workplace needs.
This Petite Paris Apartment is a Vintage Furniture–Filled Delight
An eccentric and eclectic Paris apartment reflects a lifetime of thoughtful collecting—and a considered eye.
London Cooling
The Lighthouse, by British architects Sheppard Robson, seeks to redefine the future of residential energy by plugging into the...
Rebirth of the Cool
The Sunshine State once yielded a bumper crop of modernist homes that—as this remodel proves—are still worth savoring.
Modernist Rural Getaway in Poland
In southwest Poland, architect Robert Konieczny, of KWK Promes, raises the roof—with sod intact—on Jacek Perkowski’s modernist...
A Design Boutique Opens in Poland
A new boutique in the Silesia region promotes local design.
This Insanely Cool Loft Is What Downtown Dreams Are Made Of
While we love a traditional interior and adore a modern space, there's one style we keep coming back to: the downtown loft.
Focus on Furniture
Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's October 2016 issue.
IBM Selectric Turns 50
The IBM Selectric typewriter, that splendid icon of American industrial design devised by the eminent Eliot Noyes, turns 50...
A Vision of the 'Apartment of the Future' From Poland
NArchitekTURA creates a versatile and open live-work space.
Humid City, Cool Home
In the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, Ahmad Djuhara is on a one-man crusade to blow away the conservative cobwebs of the city’s...