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8 Pieces of Transparent Furniture That Give Any Room a Clear Advantage

Acrylic Trunk with Sea Themed Room

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.

CB2 Peekaboo C Table Under Bar

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.

Louis Ghost Chairs Rainbow of Colors

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.

Acrylic Trunk with Textiles

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.

Furnibloom Planted Furniture

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.

Anthropologie Clear Shelf

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.

Gremio Coffee Table

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.

Ghostie Clear Side Table

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]

Clear Bathtub

Where would you use transparent furniture in your home?

Yuka Yoneda
Yuka Yoneda is a reporter, cheese fanatic and self-proclaimed JeDIY master from Queens, New York. She is the founder of Clossette.com and an editor at sustainable design website Inhabitat.com. Yuka also writes for Edible Magazine and Ecouterre.com, and has written for The Daily Green and The New York Times.

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