Why You Need a Little Steampunk in Your Life

Steampunk Industrial Loft 6 Light Chandelier - Antique Nickel

“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.Steampunk Industrial Wood + Iron Console Table 54"

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.

Steampunk Industrial Steel + Wood Crank Dining Table 72"

Steampunk Industrial Steel + Wood Crank Dining Table 72″

Steampunk Industrial Steel + Wood Crank Dining Table 72"

Steampunk Industrial Steel + Wood Crank Dining Table 72″

Steampunk Industrial Wood + Iron Console Table 54"

Steampunk Industrial Wood + Iron Console Table 54″

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.

Element Industrial Metal Bistro Crank Table 30" - Nickel

Element Industrial Metal Bistro Crank Table 30″ – Nickel

Bethlehem Steampunk Industrial Steel + Wood Floor Mirror

Bethlehem Steampunk Industrial Steel + Wood Floor Mirror

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.

Antiqued Nickel Industrial Bar Cart

Antiqued Nickel Industrial Bar Cart

 Industrial Architect Drafting Table with Attached Seat

Industrial Architect Drafting Table with Attached Seat

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