Of course not. Maybe your grandmother had one. But I'm willing to bet that when you were 4 or 5 you sat on a couple phone books at her dinner table.
Lucite furniture debuted in the early 60's, enjoyed a short heyday, by the mid-70's the trend was over.
I confess, I was not a Lucite furniture fan, until....
2002 and Philippe Starck's iconic Louis Ghost Chair for Kartell. (...remember my boring posts on French Louis chairs?)
|Louis Ghost Chair by Philippe Starck|
Single piece injection molded polycarbonate
(a technical tidbit gratuitously dropped in for my engineer readers, I know I have one for sure.)
A revival ensues. Improvements in production and chemistry (it's polycarbonate now, Lucite is just one of many brand names) and crystal clear furniture is definitely back.
As Starck paid homage to a French classic, JinR of Beijing honors the quintessential round back arm chair, Quon, from China's Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).
|"There is no Chair"|
a Quon Chair by JinR at jia moderne, Boston, above photo by me, below from jia modern. I would love a pair of these. Also available "clear".
|Walnut and acrylic "Asta" cocktail table from Stark (no relation to Phillipe). |
I took this pic in Stark's Boston showroom.
For extra credit, a trivia question: what series did Asta act in?
First one with correct answer wins nothing but the awe and admiration I will
gratuitously heap on you right here on my blog.
From Atlanta Homes Magazine via Shelter, Julie Richard's beautiful blog. Julie is another Boston-area designer and blogger. Check out her blog and website.
And perfectly pleasing curves. I love a good curve.
|Also from Stark (again no relation to Phillipe). I took this pic in Stark's Boston showroom.|
|Scalloped Lucite Cocktail table from the Paris Apartment. Delightful.|
Moorish inspired "Akbar" table from White Webb's Clearly Classic line. At 16" square and 18" high, it would be the perfect little table to add sparkle to your next soiree.
|"Akbar" table, Clearly Classic line by White Webb|
What do you think? Love it? Leave it? OTF (on the fence)?
How about a table, chair or maybe a lamp for your home office?
Thanks for reading.
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