Clear Acrylic Lucite Furniture,Plexiglass Furniture and Home Furnishings
The Louis Ghost chair by Philip Stark is showing up in magazines every month. Of all acrylic furniture, this is the hot item. This clear Lucite chair is the 'it' chair of the decade I do believe. The Ghost Chair comes is several transparent colors as well as shiny black plastic.
These cool modern, contemporary home furnishings of both clear and opaque Lucite, Plexiglass, Lexan and plastic are often made with the lines of classic traditional furniture giving these pieces the ability to provide a bridge between ultra modern contemporary furniture and classic antiques all used in the same room. Now with the ability to order modern furniture online, you can easily obtain Italian furniture and other upscale modern pieces that used to be only available to those in major metropolitan areas. Whereas plate glass is usually characterized by a dark-green tint along its edge, acrylic is crystal-clear.
Plexi-Craft is a factory buy-direct source for acrylic furniture & accessories located in New York. They make clear Plexiglass coffee tables, dining room tables, chairs, pedestals, occasional tables, magazine racks, shelves, bar stools, mirrors, modern, contemporary computer desks, and cubes. PlexiCraft's Z-Chair was shown in a recent issue of Elle Decor and their Plia Bridge Chair is like a old fashioned standard card table folding chair but with clear plexiglass inserts and seats which elevate its coolness. All of PlexiCraft's pieces seem to be made from thick, heavy duty clear acrylic so it is not inexpensive. They will happily do custom orders too. Opens in new window= www.plexi-craft.com
Umbra has this cool lucite stool which doubles as a newspaper and magazine holder, the Magino Stool by Karim Rashid --pretty cool eh? It even won 2006 Housewares Design Award for "Best in Class: Furniture". Opens in new window=www.umbra.com
Questo European Modern Design carries online the Charles Ghost Stool by Philippe Starck for Kartell. Charles Ghost is a transparent one piece stool in polycarbonate, which makes it indestructible and allows it to be used everywhere. It is available in two different heights. It is suitable for indoor use and outdoors, it matches every furnishing style. This modern barstool is available in 7 colors. They also carry the urn shaped line of La Bohème table /stools designed by Philippe Starck which come in three different shapes and lots of colors. These all have classic urn shapes and can be used for side tables or seating. The illusion table Table Grand Illusion Essey is elegant and scary at the same time ! Questo offers free shipping to Netherlands and Belgium, but ships worldwide.Opens in new window= www.questodesign.com
Acrylic Decor--large selection of acrylic furniture and acrylic accessories. Many of their products were designed and manufactured by Akko Inc of Lawrence, Massachusetts which closed its operations in 1995. They carry acrylic furniture for the home and office, clear kitchen accessories including a plain clear acrylic placemat that you can put whatever wrapping paper or wall paper you want for an instant new look. If you do not find what you are looking for, call Acrylic Decor and they will be happy to work with you on a custom order. Opens in new window=www.acrylicdecor.com
The Seating Depot has one style of clear acrylic folding chair. I once saw some similar chairs in an Italian shop window that had all sorts of colorful paper sugar packets embedded into the seats and back. Very cool breakfast room look. Look under folding chairs. Opens in new window= www.seatingdepot.com
Accurato is an authorized dealer of authentic modern contemporary furniture, George Nelson Clocks, Italian lighting, modern furniture, home decor and fine art by Vitra Design, Knoll Studio, Cherner Chair, etc. They carry the Panton Chair, a furniture design classic. Verner Panton created it in 1960, and it went into mass production in 1967. It was the very first fully plastic chair made from a single section. Since its market launch, the Panton Chair has undergone several production phases. the Panton Chair is very versatile for dining inside or on the patio, as a side chair or simply as an object of art! Poly Chair by famous international designer Karim Rashid from Bonaldo Italian Furniture Designs is a stackable chair for indoors, outdoors and contract use. Poly Chair from Bonaldo in fabulous colors for any setting. Makes a great outdoor chair.Opens in new window= www.accurato.com
Spectrum Plastics Spectrum Limited Collection----this is a company that offers a vast array of clear plastic furniture pieces for both commercial and residentail jobs. They can modify any piece you see on their website or create something to your specifications. The prices are in a downloadable pdf file. The photo is of an acrylic foyer table with graceful curves. Spectrum also has many angular pieces as well. They have showrooms in many major US cities as well as Munich, Paris and London.Opens in new window= www.spectrum-ltd.com
Paris Apartment is a snazzy website featuring boudoir modern mirrored &
lucite furniture collection. Change Your Bedroom into a Boudoir
Aquarium Sink from Italbrass is not only a simple sink, but also an aquarium for
goldfish, a Zen garden or a simple pebble river bed or whatever you can imagine. As an
aquarium, it is completely watertight with a sand bed for fish, and it provides the
necessary lighting for maintaining healthy fish.
Design Within Reach--be sure to check this online and print catalog company for modern contemporary acrylic furniture. They change what they offer from time to time, but usually have some classic furnishings and can ship immediately. Opens in new window=www.DWR.com
Muniz Plastics offers all sorts of unusual acrylic furniture. Dining tables and chairs, pedestals, barstools, acrylic lamps combine to great a modern setting. They do custom work as well. Every product they make is hand cut and polished. Muniz has been designing and manufacturing lucite and acrylic furniture and accessories since 1965. This Florida company can made a custom piece for you. They have their own version of the GHOST ARMCHAIR... Opens in new window=www.munizplastics.com
Light Energy Studio has unique home and
commercial decorative furnishings. These furnishings are created by various artist and
manufacturers including all sorts of innovative lighting, sculpture, paintings, and
furniture made by Light Energy Studio. Specializing in Lucite Sculpture, lighting,
ARTC--Aaron R. Thomas Ready to Carry line (ARTC) is a small acrylic furniture company in Southern California. They recently launched a new line of hand crafted acrylic furniture and selling to the general public at wholesale prices. The Acrylic Lounge Chair is a modern twist on a design classic. Originally crafted by Charles and Ray Eames out of molded plywood this reproduction uses a modern material to show off the graceful bends and subtle contours. Hardware is nickel plated with natural gum shock absorbing pads. They are offering many traditional styles of acrylic furniture at costs within more people's budgets. Opens in new window= www.AaronRThomas.com
If you like contemporary furniture from modern designers, you will want to do searches to see work from some of the following designers and teams:
Alberto Meda, Aldo Cibic, Andries Van Onck, Anna Castelli Ferrieri, Antonio Citterio, Baldanzi and Novellii, Bruno Rainaldi, Canova Design, Catherine Beyens, Delineo Design, Dudley Edwards, E. Arosio, Emaf Progetti, Fabio Bortolani, Ferruccio Laviani, Gino Colautti, Bianchi and Faucigliettii, Gruppo Grafite, J. M. Ferrero, Jane Dillon, Janne Kyttanen, Jasper Morrison, Jerszy Seymour, Jean Nouvel, Jiri Evenhuis, Johan Verd, John Ash, Karim Rashid, Lievore Asociados, Luigi Recalcati, Marc Newson, Madeleine Edwards, Marcel Wanders, Michael Young, Nella Recalcati, Olav Eldoy, Ole Peter Wullum, Oliver Low , Pietro Arosio, Paolo Cattelan, Paolo Lazzarini, Paolo Rizzatto, Per Oie, Philippe Starck, Rodolfo Dordoni, Ron Arad, Sam and Jude, Sebastian Wrong, Stefano Giovannoni, Studio MB, Sven Ivar Dysthe, Terje Ekstrom, Tim Power, Toan Nguyen, Tom Grieves, Toshiyuki Yoshino, Valerio Bottin, Veronique Watticant, Vico Magistretti, Zanotta.
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