Modern Acrylic Furniture


What is Modern Acrylic Furniture?

A contemporary material that has been used for furniture, lighting, and decor for many years, modern acrylic furniture is a transparent, lightweight, and eye-catching version of traditional home designs. With the look of glass and the durability of steel, acrylic furniture brings incredible beauty and functionality to both indoor and outdoor spaces. A transparent plastic material with outstanding strength, stiffness, and optical clarity, acrylic is easy to fabricate, bonds well with adhesives and solvents, and is easy to thermoform into a variety of shapes. With superior weathering properties compared to many other transparent plastics, acrylic is an excellent choice for all types of modern furniture.

How Modern Acrylic Furniture Can Accentuate Your Room Decor

Furniture designs crafted from transparent materials like acrylic can add a playful and/or chic touch to your home while complementing your surrounding decor with ease. An iconic design like the Louis Ghost Chair can effortlessly accent a casual or upscale dining table offering an unexpected touch of beauty. Something a bit more exotic like the Max Beam is a great way to inject a pop of color into a space and its multifunctional design means it's endlessly useful in spaces indoors and out. For those looking to take the leap into translucent furniture, but not quite ready to go all out, the Jacques Bar Cart pairs the beauty of crystal clear acrylic with the metallic sheen of brass for a balanced design that works well in contemporary and art deco spaces alike.

Is Modern Acrylic Furniture Going Out Of Style?

Sleek, simple and ultra-modern acrylic furniture is a trend that continues to stand the test of time thanks to its versatility and ability to suit a variety of interior spaces. Hitting peak popularity in the 60’s and 70’s, the trend re-emerged in the 2000’s with iconic designs by Philippe Starck (Ghost Chair anyone?). Thanks to its durability and versatile, transparent nature, acrylic furniture is a fabulous way to incorporate a pop of color into a space without making your room feel heavy or overwhelmed.

Modern Acrylic Furniture FAQs

  • Can Modern Acrylic Furniture Melt?

Acrylic is an incredibly durable material and will not be damaged by sunlight or indirect heat. It will not melt until it reaches 320 degrees, ensuring it can withstand the unexpected outdoor elements and any changes to indoor elements. However, it is not recommended to put hot items from the stove or oven directly onto an acrylic piece to maintain its beauty and form.

  • How Do You Clean Modern Acrylic Furniture?

When cleaning your modern acrylic furniture and decor, refrain from using chemicals like ammonia or acetate that could possibly distort the surface of your items with an unpleasant haze. A soft, damp cloth is all you should need to clean most acrylic surfaces.

  • Is Acrylic Furniture Sustainable?

Because modern acrylic furniture is built to last and survive years of heavy wear and tear it can be considered a sustainable option as you won’t need to replace it for many years. Taking things one step further, Kartell has begun to make several of its classic pieces even more environmentally friendly with a proprietary plastic blend that is made from byproduct waste, thus providing the same quality products we’ve come to expect, but doing their part to make the world a cleaner place.