Colorful glass and acrylic accents add a powerful pop of style
While stylish furnishings made of clear glass and plastics have been around for decades – who hasn’t lusted after a chunky ’40s Lucite lamp? – the sleek, modern design of today’s home begs for something more vibrant to liven things up. Rendered in a rainbow of rich colors, transparent furniture and tabletop accessories allow a room to reveal
its more playful side.
Designed by Jean Christophe Bernard, the Baroque Chair ($1,198) – seen here in green, but available in a plethora of colors – is just one of many whimsical offerings from Acrila, a French furniture company that makes peppy acrylic goods. :: tobre.com
A cure for the necessary but oh-so-boring magazine holder, Kartell’s dynamic Front Page model ($299) looks as if it could cartwheel through your living room.
Kartell, 313 N. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, 310.271.0178 :: shopkartell.com
Even lowly paper napkins would look divine in these Lucite dining rings ($285) from L.A.-based designer Alexandra Von Furstenberg, an ex-princess whose sister is the Crown Princess of Greece.
Alexandra Von Furstenberg, 300 N. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, 310.777.0253 :: avhome.com