Welcome to the daily series “In Search Of,” where we look high and low on Krrb for one-of-a-kind items that we must have now! Today, it’s all about “Lacquer” and we’ve got loads of items covered in it.
Lacquer — the shiny candy-colored coating on tables and chairs is taking homes by storm. As the layered gloss dries and hardens, it provides a shiny protective sealant for lamps, furniture and accessories in a rainbow of colors. First used in Asia and then found in Europe in the 17th century, lacquer is showing up in all sorts of designs around the world.
Pair of White Side Tables in New York, New York
As side tables or nightstands, these charming pieces offer extra storage and a clean look.
Find them on Liz’s Corner. $1,100.
Graphic Bookshelf in Oakland, California
A snaking bookshelf holds all your favorite art and design books.
Find it on Romain’s Corner. $280.
Red Plexi Console in New York, New York
This lacquered Plexiglass console was featured in Elle Decor. Use it as a bar or TV stand.
Find it on Carrie’s Corner. $550.
Black and White Dresser in Los Angeles, California
A Mid-Century standout, this dresser wears its original hardware but features a new coating of black and cream lacquer for a timeless look.
Find it on Kathy’s Corner. $425.
Antique Dresser and Chair in New York, New York
The handpainted flowers and birds on this desk and chair set make this piece special. The lacquer makes it shine.
Find it on Courtshop’s Corner. $1,500.
Vintage-Modern Lamp in Dallas, Texas
It’s not a lava lamp, but a lava-glazed turquoise lamp in a gorgeous Mid-Century urn shape.
Find it on Lise Vintage Lighting’s Corner. $375.
Modern Wardrobe in Chicago, Illinois
The maxed-out interior in this armoire allows organization on eight shelves in addition to cubby space and a hanging rod. The lacquered grey front blends into any decor.
Find it on Berra603′s Corner. $575.
Mirrored Console in Tarrytown, New York
Black lacquer completes the sleek look of a mirror-fronted console.
Find it on MKG Vintage’s Corner. $695.