Vintage Trunks | 1920s Ocean Liner
I found this 20th Century ocean liner trunk at an antiques store in Williamsburg a few weeks ago, and I cannot stop thinking about it. (Design Geek? yes.) It was pretty far out of my personal price range (at about $3500), but someday it will be mine… or at the very least a clients’. Its something I’ve never really seen before, and it is truly gorgeous down to every detail. These photos don’t quite do it justice.
The Ocean liner trunks interest me the most. The design/process(es) that went into them is truly incredible. The way they are sealed to keep water out, how they fold up to be moved and keep items from shifting; every detail is so well thought out… something that you don’t find as much these days. However, here are a few more vintage ones:
A few companies are manufacturing replicas or variations on the idea. Here are some favorites:
This gorgeous Samsonite Black Label re-issue of their 1920’s trunk.
The Conran Shop makes this modern vanity interpretation.