Just in Suitcase – A Novel Furnishing Idea

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Above, Recreate’s suitcase chair in Revrobe Cameo Blue.

The minute I chanced upon these upcycled suitcase chairs by interior design shop Recreate, sitting all packed up and pretty in a far corner of the internet, I developed a dire case of the ‘I want you’s.’ Who would have thought that vintage-suitcases-turned-chairs could be so feverishly good-looking? Sadly, these superb suitcase seats come with a price tag I really can’t justify, so in hopes of curing my ‘I want you’s,’ I’ll just sit and ogle.


Clockwise from the left: Recreate’s Square Brown Leather chair, White Silverline chair, and Leather Case/Yellow Knit chair.

Any decor items that have you in the throes of desire?

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13 Responses to Just in Suitcase – A Novel Furnishing Idea

  1. Sunita 01/05/2012 at 9:01 am #

    Those are so beautiful! Thanks for making my heart hurt, Hannah. : ) As it is for you, these are out of my price range. Such a tragedy.

  2. Jessica 01/05/2012 at 10:57 am #

    Wow I am blown away by these! Makes me want to save up and buy one of these bad boys.

  3. staciegrissom 01/05/2012 at 11:33 am #

    Ahh! These are so cool! I have to try and figure out how to make one. :) My mom just made me a table made out of a suitcase though!

    http://www.starsforstreetlights.com/2012/01/diy-vintage-suitcase-table.html

  4. Kayla 01/05/2012 at 12:44 pm #

    Thanks for sharing! Unfortunately these unique products are out of my college student budget, but I’m interested in trying to make something similar on my own.

  5. Ines 01/05/2012 at 3:52 pm #

    so pretty!!!!

  6. Hollie H 01/05/2012 at 5:01 pm #

    Amazing! Time to try some DIY… :)

  7. Alissa B 01/05/2012 at 8:22 pm #

    what a cute and clever diy! may have to try that out

    alissa b
    http://www.alissab.us

  8. Kat 01/06/2012 at 8:29 am #

    These are beautiful pieces of furniture, and they looked pretty doable as a diy project, so I googled:

    http://seekatesew.blogspot.com/2011/05/vintage-suitcase-chair.html

    This is from a blog called “See Kate Sew”. I’m not very good at sewing, but this seems like a good first project. The instruction provided are very helpful.

    I’m thinking of making one of these chairs, and once I do I’ll post my results :D

    • Hannah (ModCloth) 01/06/2012 at 10:19 am #

      Ooh, I’d love to see someone try this. It’d be very inspiring, I do say. Look forward to your post!

  9. manda 01/06/2012 at 9:41 am #

    I want these chairs!!!
    They are Beautiful!!!

  10. Lauren Helen 01/07/2012 at 8:03 am #

    Recreate has a lot of really amazing stuff! They once made a cupboard out of an old stove, it was the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen!
    I love how they use recycling as a way of making beautiful furniture!

  11. Jay 01/08/2012 at 8:19 pm #

    I have vintage suitcases like these. I’d like to make my own. Maybe a DIY project in the future..

  12. Gina Richardson 01/26/2012 at 9:34 am #

    These furniture pieces are truly unique. I am a definitely getting these…

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