Vintage 1980s Lucite dining table with glass top. The large beveled edge glass top rests atop two “V” shaped pedestals. We love to decorate with acrylic because the transparency of acrylic furniture makes it versatile enough to work with many styles not just modern. Also known as Lucite or Plexiglass, designers first started experimenting with this material in the 1930s.
After the war, manufacturers needed to find non-military uses for Lucite, so they licensed it widely. It became a favorite material for handbags and jewelry, and by the 1960s it was often found in furniture, as well. Karl Springer, Vladimir Kagan, Charles Hollis Jones and Gaetano Sciolari are just some of the designers who are well-known for their work in Lucite beginning in the ’60s, but they were not the only ones who found the material simultaneously flexible, durable and chic.