Living in a small space can be challenging. Creative storage options, thinking vertically, and multi-functional pieces will solve many of your “tiny-house” or apartment issues. But visually, furnishings can completely crowd even the most ruthlessly streamlined space. Rather than eliminate necessary items such as coffee tables or end tables, one glam solution is to use clear acrylic furniture. Clear furnishings provide an open, airy feel, yet are still fully functional furniture pieces. Acrylic has less “visual density” than wood or metal, so a room appears larger (and you still have a spot to stash your magazine, coffee mug, or crossword puzzle!).
Of course, clear acrylic furniture is nothing new. According to ApartmentTherapy.com, “Lucite [a brand name for acrylic] was commercially available by 1937. One of the earliest and most famous suites of Lucite furniture was commissioned for Helena Rubinstein’s New York City apartment.”
As a cosmetics entrepreneur, Rubenstein was not only the founder of Helena Rubinstein Incorporated, but also a global arbitar of taste and style for decades. In fact, the Hollywood Glam interior design esthetic takes inspiration from some of her over-the-top pieces!
One no-fail way to introduce clear acrylic acrylic to your home is through a basic coffee table such as those popularized by high-end furniture design firms such as Kartell, Domitalia, Essey and Gus Modern. However, I have found a company based right in Florida that offers that same type of contemporary translucent designs at a fraction of the price. For those of us with slightly more traditional interiors, acrylic offers a pop of the unexpected and a way to add a more sophisticated, eclectic look to our home. Combine a piece with a solid colored sofa, a few inherited antiques, a gorgeous rug, and an abstract painting and – voila! You have a space that is Architectural Digest (or at least Pinterest) ready.
Acrylic Fabrication of Southeast Florida offers classic designs for acrylic tables, end tables, consoles, benches, bases, and even “Z” end tables. The pieces are crafted from premium grade, domestic brand acrylic material that has a clearer edge color and is rated “water white” (meaning no detectable color).
My personal favorite is a classic “U” shaped coffee table, which can also double as a bench. Not only is it beautiful, the ¾” material is stronger, more impact resistant, and lighter in weight than glass. Plus, it won’t shatter (a major bonus in my lively household).
Plus, all of the clear acrylic furniture pieces made by Acrylic Fabrication of Southeast Florida are in stock and ship within two days via FedEx ground. There is even a 14 day (refund) return policy.
Of course, you don’t have to simply take my word for it. There has been an incredible number of reviews both via eBay feedback and Amazon reviews. You can read real comments from other customers and see why this company has such an impeccable approval rating.
I think that Helena Rubenstein would approve!
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