These traditional high-quality furniture making firms began to play an important role as advisers to unsure middle class customers on taste and style, and began taking out contracts to design and furnish the interiors of many important buildings in Britain. Industrial style refers to frill and fuss-free no-nonsense decor that takes inspiration from the lofty look of warehouses , factories, and other industrial structures. They argued that such rooms emphasized upholstery at the expense of proper space planning and architectural design and were, therefore, uncomfortable and rarely used. His showroom design for a British dressmaking firm had a silver-grey background and black mirrored-glass wall panels. Famous interior designers whose work is featured in these programs include Linda Barker and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen. Industrial interior design is pleasingly flexible. It was soon regarded as the trendiest barber shop in Britain due to its use of metallic materials.