Instead of chucking out all those old trunks and suitcases, these designers have turned them into incredible pieces of furniture. We love these weird comfy chairs, desks and drawers that snap closed, and tables made of trunks that once crossed the country on steam trains.

Baggage Claim, by Ron Baron, 2008

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Richards' Trunk 2-Drawer Cube and Large Chest

Retrotastic Furniture Made from Amazing Old Suitcases and Trunks

Its wood frames are clad in polished aluminum, accented with steel crews, braced with aged bamboo and antiqued brass.

Retrotastic Furniture Made from Amazing Old Suitcases and Trunks

Retrotastic Furniture Made from Amazing Old Suitcases and Trunks

Trans-Atlantic Steamer Trunk X-Base Console, with leather handles

Retrotastic Furniture Made from Amazing Old Suitcases and Trunks

Retrotastic Furniture Made from Amazing Old Suitcases and Trunks

Suitcase chairs, designed by Katie Thompson

Retrotastic Furniture Made from Amazing Old Suitcases and Trunks

Retrotastic Furniture Made from Amazing Old Suitcases and Trunks

Retrotastic Furniture Made from Amazing Old Suitcases and Trunks

Retrotastic Furniture Made from Amazing Old Suitcases and Trunks

Retrotastic Furniture Made from Amazing Old Suitcases and Trunks

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Blackhawk 47" Chest, handmade of polished aluminum, accented with exposed steel screws. Inspired by the nose cones and fuselages of 20th-century aircraft.

Retrotastic Furniture Made from Amazing Old Suitcases and Trunks

Retrotastic Furniture Made from Amazing Old Suitcases and Trunks

Retrotastic Furniture Made from Amazing Old Suitcases and Trunks

Les Valises, suitcase furniture items designed by Emmuelle Legavre

Retrotastic Furniture Made from Amazing Old Suitcases and Trunks

Retrotastic Furniture Made from Amazing Old Suitcases and Trunks

Retrotastic Furniture Made from Amazing Old Suitcases and Trunks

Retrotastic Furniture Made from Amazing Old Suitcases and Trunks

Retrotastic Furniture Made from Amazing Old Suitcases and Trunks

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The Trunk Desk with water-resistant hand-waxed canvas

Retrotastic Furniture Made from Amazing Old Suitcases and Trunks

Retrotastic Furniture Made from Amazing Old Suitcases and Trunks

Mayfair Steamer Trunk Double Chest, handmade of distressed Vintage Cigar leather, accented with more than 3,000 hand-hammered brass nailheads

Retrotastic Furniture Made from Amazing Old Suitcases and Trunks

Retrotastic Furniture Made from Amazing Old Suitcases and Trunks

Suitcase stacks and chests, designed by Jamesplumb (Hannah Plumb and James Russell), 2011

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The Mayfair Steamer Trunk Secretary, a reproduction of a steamer trunk. It features a pull-down desktop, some drawers, bookshelves and wire management

Retrotastic Furniture Made from Amazing Old Suitcases and Trunks

Retrotastic Furniture Made from Amazing Old Suitcases and Trunks

The Bath Collection of Colección Alexandra

Retrotastic Furniture Made from Amazing Old Suitcases and Trunks
Retrotastic Furniture Made from Amazing Old Suitcases and Trunks(via Colección Alexandra)

The Voyager Trunk Coffee Table, crafted of sheet iron

Retrotastic Furniture Made from Amazing Old Suitcases and Trunks

Retrotastic Furniture Made from Amazing Old Suitcases and Trunks

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The photos are from Restoration Hardware, except when noted otherwise.