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Impresario Seating by Plexi-Craft

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by b2modern last modified Dec 15, 2011

Clearly a Cool Mid-Century Armchair! Modern furniture is made from a variety of materials such as wood and metal, fabrics and leather. Many of these materials are not that different from those used to manufacture more traditional style furniture. We consider the furniture to be “modern” because of the design and style. But there is one More...




 

 

Clearly a Cool Mid-Century Armchair!

Modern furniture is made from a variety of materials such as wood and metal, fabrics and leather. Many of these materials are not that different from those used to manufacture more traditional style furniture. We consider the furniture to be “modern” because of the design and style. But there is one material which is definitely exclusive to modern and contemporary home furnishings and that material is Lucite.

Lucite, known as acrylic glass or Plexiglass is a transparent thermoplastic originally developed in 1928 that began appearing in commercial products around 1933. This is around the same time that industrial designers and architects began to develop a new style of furniture that we have come to know as modern. It is no wonder that furniture designers began to explore this new and innovative material in their pursuit to revolutionize furniture design. Lucite is as clear as glass but far lighter, much less brittle and easier to work with.

For over  years, Plexi-Craft has been creating acrylic furniture and accessories for both residential and commercial use from their studios in New York City. They have specialized in manufacturing unique mid-century style acrylic furniture since the early 1960s. They continue this tradition today with both mid-century style favorites and new innovative contemporary furniture designed by some of the best industrial designers around.

One of my favorite examples is the Impresario Armchair Designed by BNO Design. The Impresario comes in a single seat or two seat version and features an awesome mid-century style with it’s broad arms and low-slung proportions. It is constructed out of 1″ thick clear acrylic that is as transparent as glass yet as sturdy as solid wood. It is the perfect blend of space age materials and mid-century style and is perfect for either residential or commercial use.

Check out the Impresario and a range of other stellar Lucite furniture designs at the Plexi-Craft website. They have a huge selection of amazing examples of furniture made from this uniquely modern furniture material.


 

 

 
 
 

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