Have you noticed the new interest in acrylic and Lucite®? They have been popping up in furniture and decorative accessories for about a year. By the time 2016 arrives, shoppers will be thinking of these transparent materials more often.
That said, a little bit of either one will go a long way. A few pieces will utilize these materials completely. Global Views, for example, debuted the Marilyn acrylic chair, which was shown with a luxurious mohair cushion. Items like these will act as punctuation marks within a broader setting.
Lucite® and acrylic will also update mixed-media combinations, with transparency playing an accent role—like as a leg on Burton James’ sofa that makes it appear to float above the floor, a base on Barbara Cosgrove’s Fluted Clay Gourd lamp or Century Furniture’s faux-malachite dining table, or as hardware on Jonathan Adler’s Crawford Cabinet. Here are a few ideas about how to use it.