Take a Seat: Clear Choices for Lucite Chairs
Make a Statement With a Chair That's Barely There
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Wondering how to work a Lucite chair into your décor? Wondering if a Lucite chair is even the right answer? Wonder no more: These chairs are not only chic and stylish, but they can be timeless and classic if presented in the right way. So, if you’re in the market for a new chair consider your options, as well as your present space: Lucite may be the clear answer.
The Louis Ghost chair by Philippe Starck is a classic design, and nearly impossible to go wrong with. A Lucite chair is a great complement to this shallow desk; a solid chair would likely overpower the desk.
Here is the Louis Ghost chair again, paired playfully with another great design: the Kartell Mademoiselle chair. Using two Ghost chairs at the end of the table vs. six Mademoiselle chairs differentiates the look, and the taller Ghost chairs add a mid-tier height. The floral throw pillow on the Ghost chairs pulls them into the overall scheme.
Lucite chairs are a great choice in monochromatic rooms, particularly those that are already sparsely furnished. These Lucite chairs provide room for seating without pulling the attention away from the focal point of the beautiful tub.
If you want a Lucite chair to pop a bit, dress it up! It looks like the designer tossed a faux sheepskin rug onto this Louis Ghost Chair, giving it a cozy texture.
There is something both delicate and refined about pairing Lucite chairs with a glass table. This is a great combination in a small room; the transparency of both tricks the eye into thinking it’s taking up less space than solid options. Colored dishware will add a "floating" pop of color to the tablescape!
Or, if space allows, pair Lucite chairs with a naturally cut wood table. The organic element of this dining table is too gorgeous to be overshadowed by distracting chairs — same goes for the colorful abstract on the wall!
Get contemporary chic with blue lighting in the kitchen, and balance the effect with Lucite bar stools. The transparency of the Lucite lets the chairs take on the same hue.
Look closely — you almost miss the elusive Lucite chair in this pic! With neutrals commanding this seating arrangement, a Lucite chair adds one more spot to sit without competing with the surrounding furniture.
If you choose a bold color for your kitchen island, be savvy with what you choose for accessories. These Lucite chairs carry the crisp, refined look vibe this kitchen is dishing while balancing the strength of this orange shade.
If using a Lucite chair feels too cold to you, pair it with a cushion. Matched with this organic table and cozy surroundings, the cushioned chair instantly feels more inviting.
Sigh, another beautiful Kartell Mademoiselle chair. Don’t be afraid to stick a Lucite chair in an otherwise traditional setting: it modernizes the look with a hint of the eclectic. Plus, in this instance, the Mademoiselle adds a needed pop of playful color and pattern.
If you’ve wallpapered or painted your walls in a bold graphic, especially if the floors or ceiling are included, work a little Lucite into the space to create an equilibrium. The mirrored desk paired with a Lucite chair and table lamp is elegant without interrupting the flow of these great stripes.
If you’re not 100 percent on the clear look, consider finding Lucite chairs with a hint of color. The smoky hue of these chairs heighten their presence, and the additional shade of gray gives the overall scheme more interest.
It can be a bit tricky adding seating in front of the entrance to a room; you don’t want to break the flow. However, Lucite chairs are a great solution: they sneak in that extra spot to sit, and the room still feels open and welcoming upon entering. Lucite does it again!
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