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Publication Date: 2015-02-11

Design Insights

14 Designers on Incorporating Lucite Furnishings

14 interior designers give us their take as to why they opted for "less is more" when it comes to incorporating lucite furnishings in the home. Read on to get a clear view into each designers' thought process and reasoning behind their lucite selections.

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"This dining room project features a Paul Evans burled wood and brass tabled paired with Charles Hollis Jones Metric side chairs. I met with Charles Hollis Jones about creating end chairs and he designed the Metric end chair for this project. In place of the typical polished nickel accents, we had the chairs fabricated with lucite and brass accents to work with the Evans table."

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"This living room has traditional furniture shapes but the contemporary art and lucite coffee table infuse a youthful edge. Lucite is often a go-to when a new finish needs to be introduced to a space and was perfect here since we already had brass, wood and gilt finishes in the room."

View more from Allison Hennessy Design's portfolio

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Artwork (RIGHT): David Hockney

"Both images are of the dining room in a French Normandy style residence in Marin. The owners are true Francophiles and sophisticated travelers who appreciate "la dolce vita" and everything that it entails: great hotels, wonderful art and antiques, fine food and wine, and beautiful homes. The openness of the Louis XVI-style caned-back chairs in the dining room is in keeping with the contemporary Lucite table beneath the Swedish crystal chandelier. Atop the Louis XV mantel, Chinese incense burners serve as planters."

View more from Suzanne Tucker's portfolio

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"This space is a small sitting room off of a kitchen - designed for quiet contemplation. Using a lucite coffee table keeps the space feeling open and spacious."

View more from Studio M Interiors' portfolio

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Claudia Desk, DWM | MALOOS (price upon request) // Float Chair, Aura (price upon request) // Mercer Bench, Jan Showers (price upon request)

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"Lucite stools are a necessity in this young family home. Whether they are used as an extra chair at the dining table or for children to perch on while working at the computer. They add extra seating while looking light and clean in the space."

View more from Amelia Carter Interiors' portfolio

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"The stunning lucite dining table continues room rhythm and energy with "flaring hoof like table legs” captured in fine art and lasso sculpture (also on lucite uplight pedestal) to create a dynamic vignette. An intentional ethereal dining area is created to view through and beyond the space in any direction."

View more from Adelene Keeler Smith's portfolio

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LEFT: "Lucite adds an immediate "glam factor" to any space. Lucite stools were the perfect addition to this elegant kitchen. They brought a sophistication to the room and kept with the lightness of an overall neutral palette."

View more from Buckingham Interiors + Design's portfolio

RIGHT: "When you have strong elements, like a graphic floor or fantastic table base, you don't want to take away from that aesthetic. The Lucite chairs compliment this space, highlighting all design elements within the Casa Blanca breakfast room."

View more from Jamie Herzlinger Interiors' portfolio

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"In this loft we created for a client in Soho, we purchased Kartell Lucite chairs and then fabricated Fortuny seat and back cushions for the chairs to soften the Lucite. The client loved the result and they became the most talked about pieces in the apartment."

View more from Ychelle Interior Design's portfolio

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Acrylic Martini Table, Tara Shaw ($2,995) // Tower Lamp, Arteriors ($1,080) // Rosewood Bunching Table, Kravet Furniture (price upon request) // Lola Chair, Niba Home ($1,560)

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"This living room is in a brownstone c.1850, which contained the original plaster molding and fireplace. I wanted to balance the period details with more modern touches so the lucite waterfall table felt like the perfect center piece for the room."

View more from Nina Farmer Interiors' portfolio

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RIGHT: "The light fixture, shelves and rug all make a big impact in this small study. The lucite desk was intentionally chosen to make a statement, but not to overpower the room."

View more from Amy Morris Interiors' portfolio

LEFT: "The Alexandra Von Furstenberg lucite console was intentionally chosen for this classic entry in a historic home. It was the opposition factor…we wanted an unusual statement piece that would contradict with the architecture. Since the foyer is the first impression we wanted to give a guest a glimpse of what was happening in the rest of the house…don’t expect the expected!"

View more from Liz Caan Interiors' portfolio

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"The goal was to allow the stunning ocean views to be the focus, we selected a light color palette for this living room, and centered the seating group around a clean-lined lucite cocktail table. The use of lucite as a cocktail table keeps the room from feeling heavy or too full of furniture; creating a serene, airy environment."

View more from Scott Sanders' portfolio

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"We added a lucite table to the less formal drawing room in one Washington based client's Victorian property in London to counterbalance the eclectic combination of asian and more traditional antiques in her collection. Set in a palette of grays, greens and yellow the lucite table added a clean modern shape and informal tone."

View more from Katharine Pooley's portfolio

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Karl Cocktail Table, Kemble Interiors (price upon request) // The London Lamp, Ames Ingham ($1,800) // Archimedes Lounge Table, B Pila Design ($2,999)

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