With the spring blooming all over us and the summer fastly approaching, I just fell in love with the acrylic and glass design. Indeed the only kind of furnishing that will transform the sun sipping through the curtains in pure magic. Let’s all welcome the transparent furniture season!
It is probably not a case that all over the internet it is possible to find all sorts of designs that use a minimalistic approach. They did serve contemporary society well for many years now. However, recent trends stretched the minimal approach to the next level.
Simple lines and clear design is not enough anymore. The world is transforming into a colourful mix of images and people are seeking for new sensations.
The struggle to impress is growing and designers are challenged with the task to create pieces that will satisfy the customers’ desire for an instagrammable life. And here it comes the transparent furniture!
Colourful gradients and pastel nuances are blending with light design to create ambients that, in their simplicity, can be of great suggestion.
Bolt colours and neon effect
The colours on this glass table are brightening the forms like neon lights. they create a dramatic effect that contrasts well against concrete or neutral surfaces.
Patricia Urquiola is not exempt.
In fact, the famous Spanish designer and architect created a collection in collaboration with Glas Italia, which was presented during il Salone del Mobile in Milan in 2015.
The laminated glass comes to life thanks to the changes of the gradients, donating a fresh look to vintage lines. The subtle mirror effect invites the light to play the main role, increasing the reflections and the chromaticism of the space.
The Crystal Series – when geometry emulates the natural world
The same idea permeates the creation of the designer Sae-rom Yoon. His tables are made of dyed acrylic resin in the attempt of emulating the bold shapes and lights of crystals.
What happens if we add artificial light to the equation?
We obtain these amazing lamps! Shadows and colours play together in creating evocative blends over the surfaces. Geometry and minimalism are absolute key players in the Day and Night Light design by Éléonore Delisse.
I completely love the effects the light creates on these pieces. But I have to say that I will not probably be buying any of them as they are likely to be a nightmare to clean (LOL). Just imagining the amount of fingerprints they would collect makes me throw in the towel. But let me know what you think.
Do you want to take part to the trend?
Kartell is probably the undisputed leader brand in the market of the transparent furniture, and some of their pieces – designed by some of the best in the world – are actually icons for all design lovers. Let’s have a look at some of the nicest items, .
- 1. Sir Gio Round table – by Philippe Starck
- 2. La Bohême Stool – by Philippe Starck
- 3. Uncle Jim Armchair – by Philippe Starck
- 4. Rail Wall-mounted towel rail – by Ludovica & Roberto Palomba
- 5. Sound-Rack Storage unit – by Ludovica & Roberto Palomba
- 6. T-Table Alto Coffee table – by Patricia Urquiola
- 7. Charles Ghost Stackable bar stool – by Philippe Starck
- 8. Ghost Buster Chest of drawers – by Philippe Starck, Eugeni Quitllet
- 9. Invisible Square table – by Tokujin Yoshioka
- 10. Sparkle Coffee table – by Tokujin Yoshioka
- 11. Optic Storage – Without door – by Patrick Jouin
- 12. Thalya Stacking chair – by Patrick Jouin