In a couple weeks I’m going to a presentation about Steampunk. The speaker is Tyson Ness, who’s an extremely talented emerging Interior Designer. He’s just recently graduated from the Art Institute of Salt Lake, and he did his thesis project on the steampunk style.
A lot of people don’t know what steampunk really is. I admit, I don’t either. I’ve heard of it, and I’ve seen various blog posts about it, though everything I’ve seen has usually been in the form of objects or gadgets, not really applying to entire interiors. After seeing Tyson’s project, I wanted to dig a little further.
Basically, (according to Wikipedia) “steampunk involves an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century and often Victorian era Britain—that incorporates prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy.”
I’ll have a much better understanding of the meaning after my seminar. In the meantime, here are a few photos of 3 fascinating steampunk interiors I’ve found.
The Edison, Los Angeles