Design Trends 101: Transparent Furniture

What is functional, easy to maintain, makes a statement without having any visual weight, and goes with everything?  Try transparent furniture.  Unlike glass there is no heavy weight, so moving is a snap.  Transparent furniture is adaptable to almost all interior design styles and is available in almost anything.  Perhaps it started with the iconic Louis Ghost Chair.

Designed by Philippe Stark, this chair was created in the early 2000’s as a throwback to the King Louis XVI armchair. Another thing that makes this chair great is that it can be used in any room of the house to give it a bit of “ghostly” flair. You can place this outside or inside and it will not get dirty or damage easily. It was made in Italy, and when folded can be stacked up to six chairs high!

This chair is shock, scratch, and dirt resistant, making it both beautiful as well as durable.

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Louis Ghost Chair, Kartell (Available at Voltex)

 

From chairs, to desks, to tables, the transparent characteristics add a new dimension to your decor.

Wisteria

Wisteria

 

Wisteria

Wisteria

 

Wisteria

Wisteria

 

Mixed with woods and metals, hinges and clasps, polycarbonate can transform the ordinary into the focal point of your room.

Jonathan Adler

Jonathan Adler

 

Jonathan Adler

Jonathan Adler

 

Clearstands Trunk, Photo by Homepolish (Via Refinery 29)

Clearstands Trunk, Photo by Homepolish (Via Refinery 29)

 

Big or small, tall or short, transparent furniture offers something for everyone.

Photo by Homepolish (Via Refinery 29)

Photo by Homepolish (Via Refinery 29)

Amanda Nisbet Design

Amanda Nisbet Design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PB Teen

PB Teen

 

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