Seeing Clearly

Seeing Clearly

The latest thing in modern interiors today is not what we see, but instead what we don’t. Translucent furniture made a big impact in 2002 with the introduction of Philippe Starck’s Louis Ghost Armchair, and since that time, glass, acrylic and polycarbonate furnishings have appeared everywhere from high-end design shops like Design Within Reach, to more affordable stores like IKEA and CB2.

Check out some of the latest items that will have you seeing clearly at home.

Seeing Clearly

This acrylic folding chair from Andrew Hollingsworth is streamlined and will take up very little visual space. A set would look beautiful around a warm wood table. The monacle side table can be found at CB2. An acrylic tabletop sits atop a chrome plated metal pedestal. A clean and contemporary look for a small reading nook.

Seeing Clearly

The translucent bird lamp from Wisteria is light and airy, and the perfect companion to furniture like the ghost chair. I think it would look lovely on this peekaboo clear console table.

Seeing Clearly

IKEA’s tobias chair is an inexpensive way to add some clear accents for under $100. On the high end of things, the crystal clear T Table by Patricia Urquiola is an innovative piece of furniture – an organic veil created by shatterproof plastic.

Seeing Clearly

The Victoria Ghost Side Chair is the perfect fit for a hallway entry or corner of a room. The chair practically disappears within the space. Or you can go all out with the Bourgie Table Lamp. Even in clear polycarbonate, this baroque silhouette is truly a showstopper.

Bring some clarity to your life with beautifully formed translucent furniture. I can hardly wait to have a whole set of Philippe Starck Ghost Chairs around my dining room table. A girl can dream…

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