At the second half of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century, Tallinn industrialised rapidly and numerous large factories were erected. The Lutheri complex was built for processing timber – it was a pioneering developer of veneer in Europe and a producer of bentwood furniture. In addition to the factory buildings, prosperity was reflected in an expressive workers’ club (Gesellius, Lindgren & Saarinen, 1904 – 1905) and Christian Luther’s villa (Vassilyev & Bubyr, 1909 – 1910); both commissioned by internationally renowned architects of the era and featuring nuanced, decorative takes on Northern Art Nouveau. A number of the factory buildings have now been renovated into airy and spacious lofts with a solution that accentuates its industrial past. Even the complex’s car park, built into a former top-lit machine hall, is probably the most glamorous in Tallinn.