PlasticsEdge™ Lead Generation Program: Call 978-342-9000 for details or email [email protected]

Plastics-Design-Polymer-Top-designers-embrace-plastic

NY, NY — From lavish Florentine villas to hip Manhattan nurseries, acrylic is having a renaissance.


A plastic derivative often referred to by its commercial names, Lucite and Plexiglass, the material is increasingly embraced by exacting tastemakers and their peers in high-end design circles.


“I love acrylic’s playfulness and practicality. It doesn’t break, but the weight is so good, you don’t think ‘this is plastic,’ ” says Lee, who stocks Giusti’s faceted glasses and tableware in her Flatiron showroom, chilling Champagne in his faux crystal — and bright blue — Antarctica Ice Buckets (pictured below right, $180). “Until a few years ago, you could see the seam in the acrylic. Today it’s seamless, so it looks great.”


Acrylic hasn’t always been so beloved. First marketed in the late 1930s by chemical companies Dupont and Rohm & Haas, acrylic starred in designer Gilbert Rohde’s furniture collection for the 1939 World’s Fair (he later played a key creative role at Herman Miller) and was a critical component in military equipment during World War II. In the 1970s, acrylic furniture enjoyed another swell of popularity before falling out of favor because of what Adler calls acrylic’s “Boca association” — the sense that it was the design element of choice for Florida’s groovy geriatrics, passé for contemporary design, even a bit tacky.


See the ‘Source Link’ for the full article.

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Making plastics digestible

Swindon, UK — In 2016, Recycling Technologies was part of the first...

Bike Helmet Folds Down To The Size Of a Laptop

Design — This bike helmet folds down to the size of a laptop to fit...

Your Poop Is Probably Full of Plastic

Vienna, Austria — Every minute, a dumptruckful of plastic plops into...

Top Designers embrace plastic material once derided as tacky

NY, NY — From lavish Florentine villas to hip Manhattan nurseries,...

How the ethane molecule changed the Gulf Coast — and the world

Houston Chronicle — Working in nearly 100-degree heat, sweating...

Medical Plastics Market Projected To Exceed USD 37.5 Billion By 2026

Digitaljournal.com — The Medical Plastics market is anticipated to...

Can Anyone Catch America In Plastics?

Forbes.com — Ethane prices recently hit a four year high. Demand is...

Toray Plastics America has expanded its portfolio of white films

Toray Plastics (America),has expanded its portfolio of white films...

Pyrolysis firm Agilyx unveils recycled chemicals to make olefins

Oregon — Agilyx is already processing scrap PS into a feedstock for...

Exports to Thailand collapse after ban

Thailand — A Thai policy restricting the import of scrap plastics...