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Designs That Fascinate: Translucent Furniture

If you haven't already seen it, and I can't imagine why not, then I'm here to tell you the designs are more than just stylish--they're absolutely fabulous!  With each new interpretation, the furnishings become beautiful works of art.  First introduced by French designer Phillippe Starck in 2002, came Louis Ghost chair (after Louis XVI) and sold by Kartell.  On Design Within Reach, the chairs are described as "postmodern triumph of technical innovation and historical style. Translating the varied lines and formal geometry of its predecessor into a single form of translucent injection-molded polycarbonate, the Louis Ghost is a robust chair with a medallion backrest for leisurely comfort."


I had purchased four of the Ghost chairs that very first year the style arrived in the U.S.  They still fascinate me and I still love them.


The Louis Ghost chairs have armrests.  But they also come without armrests and are called Victoria.  The designs don't stop there. They come in about eight color choices, bar stools, and counter stools, as well as other styles.  One of Starck's later designs includes this "uncle Jack's" sofa, the world's largest polycarbonate furniture pieces.

 Found on   Design Bloom.com
 Also found on Design Bloom.com comes these "uncle jim aunts and uncles’ collection in polycarbonate"

Also found on Design Bloom.com comes these "uncle jim aunts and uncles’ collection in polycarbonate"

Marco Pocci and Claudio Dondoli, Italian designers, introduced a contemporary wing back chair named the Pasha armchair for Italian brand Pedrali.


Polycarbonate furnishings, which can be used inside and outside, now enjoys a wide range of furniture pieces, lighting and home decor accessories.

Found on Secret Italy on Kartell's amazing designs, these chairs are described as "Mademoiselle armchair, available in different patterns and fabrics. Mademoiselle’s advanced technology consists in the use of unusually thick, soft fabric for the seat, which provides for maximum comfort and enhanced aesthetic quality."


Also from Secret Italy.It blog, is this collection of Kartell's polycarbonate lamps called "Ferruccio Laviani Bourgie"


I absolutely love the translucent quality of the designs, and I know first hand how durable and versatile they are.  Comfort?  Indeed, every guest and myself who have sat in my Louis ghost armchairs, marvel at the comfort they give.   It's amazing how cleverly the classic designs so easily marry with modern materials and interpretation..

I hope you have been inspired to look more closely at these marvelous home furniture pieces.  But if you have already purchased one, why not tell me about it?

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