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.
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
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."
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."
"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."
"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."
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!"
"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."
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