21 February 2008


Solid Quartz lamp with Lucite Base

I think Lucite Furniture is Most Excellent. However, allow me to clarify that statement. I think Lucite Furniture, properly executed, is Most Excellent. The pieces shown here represent the best of the best. They are all made with the closest attention to detail, clarity of the acrylic and some of the tables shown have crystal glass insets. Another important characteristic of a good piece of lucite or acrylic furniture is that it be heavy, substantial and scratch resistant. This is not just simple "plastic" furniture. Just one piece of lucite furniture placed in a room with other furniture materials such as wood, stone, plush fabrics, chrome or metal can be simply smashing. In fact, many of the pieces pictured below incorporate the use of wood and lucite or metal and lucite. Upholstered furniture may typically be created in any fabric of one's choosing.

The "Louis Ghost" chair designed by Phillipe Stark, (shown below), has been produced in a black acrylic version. This handsome twist on the original crystal, transparent version is lightweight and serves as a distinct and unique occasional side chair. One last word on lucite - It is not inexpensive! The Ralph Lauren Home Collection coffee table, (pictured above), retails for around $36,000.00. The Lucite bench, (pictured below), will run approximately $5,500.00 with fabric and the Todd Hase "Madeline" coffee table with it's custom wood top and lucite legs commands a price of around $12,000.00. I personally own a rectangular Ralph Lauren Collection console table with glass inset. It is the first piece of furniture that you see when you enter my home. The piece is timeless and one that I will never tire of!

Upholstered Side Chair with Lucite Legs

Ralph Lauren Home Collection Lucite table with Metal sides

Phillipe Stark "Louis Ghost" chair for Kartell in Black acrylic

"Lucy Lucite" coffee table from Todd Hase, SoHo

White Leather upholstered Lucite Lounge chair with arms

"Madeline" coffee table with wood top and Lucite legs by Todd Hase, SoHo

Elegant hand-tufted bench with Lucite base

Square Black Lucite table lamp with Clear Lucite Base

Funky Lucite side chair with exposed hardware