“Steampunk” is a style of design that combines historical elements with old-fashioned technological features inspired by science fiction. Trends from steampunk can be found in all different kinds of mainstream furniture concepts. The details found in these pieces are striking and it’s not really surprising that it’s becoming more and more popular.
When looking for pieces that would be considered “steampunk,” look for industrial furniture that is made from iron, with gears and cranks, and other elements of the Victorian aesthetic. One such common item that works well in the steampunk design are tables. By adding a base with a crank, the table takes on not just a striking design, but also one that is also functional—most go up and down depending on your need.
Since much of the steampunk concept is inspired by writers such as H.G. Wells, it only seems fitting for bookcases and writing desks to be designed in this style. The cranks allow these desks to turn into drafting tables, or that allow you to raise them up so high you won’t need a chair.
Other inspiration comes from Victorian train stations and their steel structures with elegant and elaborate decorative details, that can be found in light fixtures and other decorative items such as mirrors.