Color Commando

There aren’t too many materials on the market that are as versatile and magical as Lucite.  In it’s hay day, it hit the runway and took flight during WWII protecting many fighter pilots. Later, it showed up on runways as a must have fashion statement adorning everything from purses to heels. It adds sparkle and pizzazz to chandeliers while suspending large pieces of furniture in mid-air.  It can even make a room appear larger and open. Lucite, a true Vintage Brand, celebrated it’s 75th anniversary last year and is still growing strong! The past, present and future is of this brand looks bright.

With a rich heritage, Lucite continually inspires designers and is craved by fashionistas the world over. The future of Lucite is clear, it’s here to stay!

Bomber WorkerPerspex,that’s Latin for ‘to see through” was created towards the end of  the Avant-Garde period,mid 1930s.This clear acrylic sheet was used in everything from a half million airplanes during WWII on D-Day to acrylic tubs in the 60s & 70s.| via Lucite International

Here are a few ways to go color commando in your world:

Vintage Lucite Today

Lucite bracelet by Alexis Bittar

Teatro Moderne Large Clear Dust Radiant Bracelet, $295| Alexis Bittar

“I enjoy making my visions come to life through the use of Lucite.”– AB

Lucite bench by Horchow

My passion for the material is no secret. All my boutiques feature earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings and pins crafted from the versatile product.” via Lucite Lux

Massoud Elton Bench,$1399|Horchow

Crafting custom seating since 1963, the Dallas based family own company, Massoud, probably knows a thing or two about designing retro pieces.Here they have mixed & mingled soft champagne linen +nailhead trim accents +  lucite equaling the  illusion of floating beauty clearly defining the Elton Bench as versatile piece fit for any room in  the vintage & modern interior.

This adorable bench is perfect for propping the feet and getting cozy.

Jonathan Adler Lucite bench

Jonathan Adler Sheepskin Bench|$1729

The happy chic potter and style innovator, Jonathan Adler, not only believes in making everything needed to make a groovy & happy home but also strives to keep the price affordable and the product accessible so home can be fun & inviting and certainly not a museum filled with untouchable collections.

Vintage Morgan Designs lucite magazine holder, $46  via Etsy | (r)Vintage Chrome & Lucite Magazine Holder circa 1970s, $680 via Cain Modern on VandM

Serge de Troyer lucite trunkLucite Trunk | Serge de Troyer via Apartment Therapy

Belgium born, Miami based, Serge de Troyer, has taken his talents from the catwalks of Milan and around the world modeling for the likes of Valentino,Versace, Westwood and  Hillfiger to crafting a name for himself utilizing such luxury materials as fine leathers, parchment and Lucite in his eclectic European handcrafted furniture line available through Matsuoka International.

Lucite via One Kings Lane via OKL