Office in a Trunk

September 21, 2009


Leather and technology are an odd combination, mixing old world with new age.   However, Restoration Hardware has put together a handsome combination of the two eras in the form of a steamer trunk office.  When I came across this desk piece I thought it might be ideal for some of our readers. Writers so often love the nostalgia of  traditional  office settings, but don’t want to be fettered by antiquated technology. 

The Mayfair Steamer Secretary Trunk is a reproduction of an antique steamer trunk with over 3,000 hand-hammered brass nail heads.  If your main room doubles as an office and entertaining space, you can literally close up shop, allowing for privacy and additional room for guests.   Window placement in your loft or house might cause "glaring issues" with your computer screen at certain times of the day.  The Mayfair Steamer stands on wheels for easy mobility – so you can position your office away from the sun, the kids, or your spouse???  

Price: $3995

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what is edi April 27, 2011 at 9:36 am

I like the mix of old and new with the leather and wood look. Same reason I like the mix of wood and rock looks good in architecture. Imagine trying to take this steamer trunk on a trip! How much would you tip a bell hop. lol!!


Cleveland SEO June 3, 2011 at 11:04 am

The look of that trunk is a pretty cool idea. Kinda reminds me of the old beds that used to fold up into the wall. I wonder if there are any companies still around that make regular sized steamer trunks. Seems like luggage nowadays is kind of a contemporary design and feel.

Nostalgia is good! Bring back the good stuff.


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