Trunks are wonderful. Especially old trunks. Not tree trunks (although we like those too), I’m talking about travel trunks. In the past, people used to transport all of their belongings in trunks. They were often very personal, and well traveled. Like a person, each one had its own special story.
These days, people don’t travel with trunks anymore. We prefer things with handles, wheels, and zippers that fit just perfectly into overhead compartments. While trunks may have lost their significance in the travel world, they are increasing in popularity in the design world, and are far from obsolescent. The use of old trunks (and new trunks, and new trunks that are made to look like old trunks) has been gaining momentum in interior design, thanks to the current re-purposing and upcycling trends. Rather than holding a persons’ dearest possessions, you will now instead find them incorporated into furniture layouts.
We have seen trunks re-purposed into all sorts of things, mainly tables of one kind or another.
Old trunks make fantastic coffee tables, and you get an added bonus of extra storage as well!
If you can find a smaller trunk, or even a pair of them, you can have a great set of matching end tables.
We have also seen thinner trunks put on stands and used as entry tables and sideboards… which we love!
One of the most creative things that we’ve come across is a trunk-turned-bench or ottoman. It really transforms the piece into something new and different!
We have quite a few different trunks in stock right now at the showroom- in all sorts of sizes, from all sorts of places, and with all sorts of stories! Come in today to find one to incorporate into your very own unique story!