The classic steamer trunk, once used for long voyages by ship, has proven its resilience as companies like Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, and Restoration Hardware continue to adapt the form for new product lines.
No longer just a piece of luggage, the steamer truck has evolved into functional furniture that works in bedrooms, living rooms, and hallways.The designs shown above are mostly from higher-end retailers, but you can still find antique steamer trucks on craiglist, Etsy, or in second-hand shops.
- 1) At the foot of the bed: Mayfair Steamer from Restoration Hardware
- 2) As a coffee table: Vintage Louis Vuitton Trunk shown on HGTV
- 3) As a side table: Leather Trunk from an old Ralph Lauren collection
- 4) In a hall or entryway: Kanye West's Apartment from Interior Design
- 5) As a media stand: Mayfair Steamer Media Trunk
Photos: Restoration Hardware, HGTV, Living Etc, Art Gray / Interior Design, Restoration Hardware