Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Longing for Lucite

One of the biggest Spring/Summer 2013 trends is a pure revival of a beloved vintage style.  Lucite was seen all over the Spring fashion runways, and is wildly popular in the decorating world as well.  Lucite was originally brought into fashion during the depression, as a cheap alternative to expensive, designer jewelry.  Du Ponts Chemical company was the first to make lucite in 1928, which was officially launched in 1933 under the trademark of Plexiglass.  People loved that this product had the look and clarity of glass, but was much more durable, lightweight, and less expensive.  Throughout later decades all kinds of items were manufactured in lucite including purses, trays, tables, lamps, and even chairs!  We saw a huge revival of the trend in the 1980's with over the top glamorous lucite pieces mixed with brass that beckoned the Old Hollywood Regency style.  Unfortunately many lucite pieces are now HIGHLY collectible and very expensive, and sometimes vintage pieces are very hard to find in perfect condition.  Luckily for us, since the trend is once again booming, many new companies are now manufacturing brand new lucite pieces for much more reasonable prices.  Take a look below at some of my favorite lucite furniture, accessories, and home decor!

Stunning room divider and lucite/brass table! via Amber Interior Design
Bright yellow lucite heel platforms! via LuisAviaRoma 

Gorgeous lucite console via Decor Pad

Lucite cut-out bootie via Asos

Lucite console mixed with simple, bright whites via Gilded Mint

Chunky 1970's lucite desk via The Aestate

Jeffery Campbell Lucite heel via Urban Outfitters

Brass and lucite chair via 1stdibs

Lucite purse with plastic chain strap via Gypsum Style 
1970's brass antler and lucite lamps via Pinterest

lucite look under $20! via Forever 21 

Awesome lucite/brass chair mixed with a pastel painted campaign desk! 
Lara Spencer Home Decor via RedBook Magazine

 
lucite clutch via Collective Habit

Lucite console used as a vanity! via Escapade

 Vendome circa 1968 via Pinterest

Lucite inspired manicure! via Fashionista

Lucite bangle via Pinterest

Chunky lucite top platform via Carven

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