Vintage travel cases are hard to pass up at an estate or garage sale – a peak inside is just too temping, to see what history may yet linger within.

Still, they aren’t much use by themselves if they are worn and tattered, unless you are James Russel and Hannah Plumb of James Plumb Design, whose work covers everything from found object furniture to retro installation art.

Ragged suitcases are given a second chance at life inside metal towers, each made around a particular range of sizes to be both simple to construct but uniquely accommodating as well.

As in their other work, James Plumb shows off their interest in “overlooked and discarded, taking time-worn antiques and cast-offs to produce one-off assemblages, luminaries and interiors.”