Blackhawk Secretary Trunk

The Blackhawk Secretary Trunk from Restoration Hardware is a solid hardwood case covered in aircraft aluminum. It's rounded edges are meant to evoke airplane designs from the 1950's. RH is even kind enough to "pre-stress" the aluminum—aka bang the shit out of it with a hammer—to give it a "well-traveled" appearance. It hinges in the middle to open into a small office with storage and space to set a laptop.

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