Ghost furniture – Transparency in design
Good interior design means working with a lot of elements, constantly balancing colours, materials, textures, volumes and lights. When the need to simplify arises, where too many styles would clash, I adopt one concept which is of great help: TRANSPARENCY.
Technological advancements of the last century gifted us a new material called acryl. A polymer that is not only durable but less expensive and easier to shape. From this, a new style of furniture emerged. I like how versatile the acrylic furniture can be. Designers use it in any type of interior next to any colour or texture they can think of.
We know this as ghost furniture. Light, see-through set of objects defined by shape and described through lack of volume. We can use ghost furniture made of glass or acryl to finish a room without adding more, or to add style and design in a subtle manner.
As technology continues to develop, new and interesting features are added to both glass and acryl furniture. Renowned companies like Kartell, Fiam and Glas Italia are working on bigger, better and more colourful transparent pieces of furniture. 2015 Uncle Jack is the largest transparent sofa, while Shimmer Table and Shelve by Patricia Urquiola is a peek into the future through the multi-chromatic changing finish that varies with light and angle of the viewer.
Author: Dana Kallo
Date: April 22, 2017
Cat: Ideas & Inspiration
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