Instead of chucking out all those old trunks and suitcases, these designers have turned them into incredible pieces of furniture. We love these weird comfy chairs, desks and drawers that snap closed, and tables made of trunks that once crossed the country on steam trains.
Its wood frames are clad in polished aluminum, accented with steel crews, braced with aged bamboo and antiqued brass.
Blackhawk 47" Chest, handmade of polished aluminum, accented with exposed steel screws. Inspired by the nose cones and fuselages of 20th-century aircraft.
Mayfair Steamer Trunk Double Chest, handmade of distressed Vintage Cigar leather, accented with more than 3,000 hand-hammered brass nailheads
The Mayfair Steamer Trunk Secretary, a reproduction of a steamer trunk. It features a pull-down desktop, some drawers, bookshelves and wire management
(via Colección Alexandra)
The photos are from Restoration Hardware, except when noted otherwise.