Acrylic Asending Once Again

Acrylic Asending Once Again

 We love luminous, sparkling things like crystal and glass, but acrylic has the added benefit of not breaking, chipping or shattering! Although acrylic furniture gives a space a weightless, light and airy feel, it is actually quite strong and heavy!

Developed in the 1930’s, acrylic quickly became a popular material in the 1940’s for the wartime effort because of its durability and flexibility.  After the war, acrylic began popping up in home décor and in fashion jewelry and handbags. This material is appealing not only because it is durable but also because it is glamorous!

One of the great things about acrylic furniture is that it can fit in with a traditional, transitional, eclectic or modern room with ease! These gorgeous ottomans with acrylic legs don’t distract your eye from the clean lines of the bed, but give it an airy and fresh look as an alternative to a heavy bench.


(Century Furniture, High Point Market)

This piece gives new meaning to the term “floating shelves”! The use of the acrylic side panels gives the piece an interesting twist and a clean, modern look.


(Century Furniture, High Point Market)

If you have a small space, acrylic furniture is an ideal solution for minimizing the visual footprint of the room! With its glass like clarity, this transparent material appears to make a room larger. These acrylic end tables are charming and can give the illusion of more space if you have a tight seating area.


(Ambella, High Point Market)                (Bernhardt, High Point Market)                 (Century, High Point Market)

The contrast of the dark wood and the acrylic panels on these pieces are masculine and refined but offer a bit of unexpected edge to give the room a fresh, contemporary look!


(Century Furniture, High Point Market)

Coffee tables are another popular place to incorporate acrylic material into a design. We love the mix with wood and acrylic but if you are looking for visual space, the all acrylic table may just be the perfect choice!


(Century Furniture, High Point Market)

These fun little acrylic and animal inspired elements will add character and whimsy to a room!


(Century Furniture, High Point Market)                                (Ambella, High Point Market)

The delightful use of acrylic in these lighting fixtures makes it possible to use curved elements in an elegant and graceful way!


(Fine Art Lamps)

This solid brass sconce is chic and stunning and can easily enhance any style of room.


(Fine Art Lamps)

The 1970’s acrylic chairs were more angular but in 2002, Phillippe Starck created the Louis Ghost armchair that was reinvented with curved lines and sculptural pieces. Since then, acrylic chairs have been designed in all sorts of beautiful ways!


(Global Views, High Point Market)

So bring a little sparkle into your life and your home by adding in some acrylic!

Happy Designing – By Design Interiors


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