Mayfair Steamer Secretary Trunk: One Classy Office on Wheels
September 16th, 2009
Does your work require you to relocate frequently? Do you consider yourself a person with sophisticated tastes, and do you have enough money to throw on your desires? Are you a member of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen? Are you Ron Burgundy? If you answered yes to any of those questions, kindly sit back dear patron, grab your chequebook (notice the classy spelling) and marvel at your next purchase: the Mayfair steamer secretary trunk. When prompted to come up with a mobile office, a lesser man can only borrow his wife’s breakfast tray. You, on the other hand, don’t have a wife, not even friends. But you have lots of money, so you get to have this mobile office.
It’s a freakin’ huge man-dresser, is what it is. Measuring 39″ x 29″ x 76″, this handmade trunk has a solid wood frame that’s enveloped by the finest distressed vintage cigar leather that’s been marinated in 5,000 year old Scotch. Okay that Scotch bit isn’t true, but it might as well be, because even the inside of the trunk is made to look antique, proto-steampunk, steamclassical if you will, filled with leather, oak slats and hand-hammered brass nailheads. As you can see, the trunk folds up and has wheels so it’s portable. Portable like an elephant is mobile, but still. Your butler can take care of it.
What’s important is that with this trunk, you’re always assured of a first-class workplace wherever you go. With this trunk, you can literally lug your entire office with you; just slam the thing shut and you’re done packing. With this trunk, you will never ever want to do anything else but work, leaning on the pull-down desktop, opening and closing its multitude of drawers and cubbies, lining its shelves with your masterfully scribed tomes. And since each trunk is handmade – no doubt by a level 85 Tauren druid with the leatherworking skill – you can be assured that the trunk that you get is one of a kind. This splendid waste of money epitome of craftsmanship is sold by the elegant folks of Restoration Hardware for $4,000 (USD). Chump change right?
[via Cool Material]