If you’re going for an interior style that is light and airy, sometimes the best-looking furniture is the kind you can barely see. Interior designers often turn to glass and acrylic furnishings in smaller rooms because their transparent lines prevent the interruption of the eye, causing it to perceive a less cluttered space. If you see some see-through furniture in your future, check out our photo gallery for 8 options that will give your home a clear advantage.
Style Meets Functionality
CB2’s peekaboo “C” table is a city-dweller’s best friend. It can function as a side table, a laptop stand or bar cart, and its casters allow you to easily roll it wherever you need it to go.
You can’t talk about transparent furniture without mentioning the famous Louis Ghost Chair. Whether you love or hate Philippe Starck’s polarizing creation, it’s one of the design world’s most recognizable pieces of clear furniture with its undeniably interesting form.
A Show-Stopping Display!
A modern twist on the old steamer trunk, this acrylic version from Wisteria is a lovely way to show off beloved books and trinkets. Its clear design is great for small spaces since it lets light pass right through, and rope handles give it a slightly nautical touch.
Conceived by landscape architect Dagný Bjarnadóttir, Furnibloom is a cheerful line of plexiglass furniture fitted with inner chambers for real, living plants. We love the idea of filling it with moss or grass, or you could even try pebbles, succulents or sand for a desert feel.
Doing Away with Distractions
Let your books and knick knacks be the star of the show with Anthropologie’s airy Illusion Bookshelf. Handcrafted in the USA, its wisp-like design holds your belongings but doesn’t distract from them.
The curvaceous Gremio coffee table appears to fade right into its surroundings when it’s not in use. The side pockets are perfect for collecting magazines and books, almost making them look as if they’re floating in mid-air.
Clear and Quirky!
Quite possibly the most stylish apparition you’ll ever come across, the Ghostie clear side table was designed to look like a tablecloth that’s taken on a life of its own. Each one is hand-made in Germany so no two are exactly alike.
While it’s breathtaking to behold, this exhibitionist’s tub by Stern McCafferty is definitely for the few and the brave. Or perhaps just for those who live alone. [Photo: Eric Roth]
Where would you use transparent furniture in your home?