In Search Of – Lucite

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Let's be clear: lucite is big this spring. Photo: Stacynaquininteriors.com

Let’s be clear: lucite is big this spring. Photo: Stacynaquininteriors.com

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 the material “Lucite” and we’ve got loads of it.

You’ve heard it called “plexiglass” or “acrylic glass” and seen it in everything from furniture to airplanes to jewelry. Developed in 1928, Lucite is a lightweight, chic, shatter-resistant alternative to glass. In the “Mad Men” era of the 1950s and 1960s, furniture makers loved the material because of its space-age aesthetic. We’ve found it in both vintage and modern pieces throughout Krrb.

1970s Gold Tone Icicle Chandelier in Dallas, Texas

Photo: krrb.com/cmv

Photo: Krrb.com/cmv

This three tiered chandelier from the 1970s features lucite prisms shaped like melting icicles. A fun piece to hang over a retro, curvy wood dining room table.

Find it on Tonia B’s Corner. $525.

Spiral Lucite and Glass Table in Brooklyn, New York

Photo: krrb.com/17980

Photo: Krrb.com/17980

Each lucite piece on this table base spins individually. Keep the bases together for a coffee table, or use separately to form the base of two side tables.

Find it on Kristen’s Corner. $499.

Large Box Frame in Manhattan, New York

Photo: krrb.com/cm70830

Photo: Krrb.com/cm70830

Frame an important piece of art, a scroll, or prized photographs in this museum-quality piece.

Find it on Cm70830’s Corner. $250.

Coral Lucite Link Necklace in Manhattan, New York

Photo: krrb.com/winkandflip

Photo: Krrb.com/winkandflip

This fun necklace transitions from clear to coral. We love its bold shape and ombre coloring.

Find it on Wink and Flip Handmades’ Corner. $24.

Vintage Deer Table Lamp in Los Angeles, California

Photo: krrb.com/brainworkshome

Photo: krrb.com/brainworkshome

This rare piece has two light sockets. Bright orange, black and clear lucite surround a ceramic deer figure.

Find it on Brainworks Home’s Corner. $175.

1960s Sofa With Illuminated Base in Jersey City, New Jersey

Photo: krrb.com/BAML

Photo: Krrb.com/BAML

Naturally, a funky sofa in original white faux leather is a conversation starter. Using energy efficient lights that can glow for 35,000 hours, the base illuminates a cool blue color.

Find it on Greg’s Corner. $2,275.

Charles Hollis Jones Le Dome Table & Kagan Chairs in Los Angeles, California

Photo: krrb.com/28163

Photo: Krrb.com/28163

An iconic set, this table and chairs was designed by aviation specialists. The heavy base of the table complete with a steel anchor, is made as a solid piece.

Find it on Icalev’s Corner. $12,000.

 
  • dak1b

    The first image reminds me of “ghost” chairs. There a wonderful mid-century look and feel. Very cool for any home!

  • Rosemary Ostmann

    Search no more. Here’s a chance to win Lucite pieces. Compliments of Lucite International! http://blog.luciteinternational.com/lucitelux-pinterest-giveaway/

  • Lucite is so modern now and adds such a fun edge to a classic-modern look. I definitely approve.

  • Thomas

    Lucite is so modern now and adds such a fun edge to a classic-modern look. I definitely approve.

  • I love lucite. I think it’s the perfect material for accents in small spaces.

  • I love the first image. I think acrylic glass is the new “must have” decor item!