From home office to dining room, ghost chairs have popped up everywhere. Clean-lined and versatile, I love them for not blocking sightlines and offering a breezy look. The clear chair feels as if it's floating in the room. They look really cool in a small place because they occupy no visual space and they're stackable while fitting any room style.
The original was the Philippe Starck chair, produced by the Italian furniture company Kartell. The polycarbonate versions of the classic Louis XV armchair are the perfect combination of historical and contemporary with a simple, barely-there aesthetic. Starck's design has been copied by many companies and the price points for the "Real" and "Replica" versions will certainly make you pause.
Since the "Real" versions range in price starting at about $400. USD, I began to research the 'differences' between the real and replica versions. The information and a comment below, from Jackie at yorkavenueblog.com gave me enough info to make my decision.
"Looking at that info was enough to convince me that I didn’t need to pay $400 for the real thing, when the acrylic version sounded perfectly fine and even like it had some points in it’s favor."
What is the difference between acrylic and lucite?
A: There are many different types and grades of Acrylic. Lucite is a brand name of acrylic that is used that has become synonymous with acrylic embedments. Lucite chairs are an example of one of the uses of lucite/acrylic. Plexiglas is another trade name of sheet cast or extruded acrylic. (From: centurymfg.com)
Surprisingly sturdy and durable, the ghost chair is appropriate for any room or outdoor setting. Pure perception awaits, as shining moments of brilliance turn visual vacuums into new realms of transcendence.
The fact that ghost chairs take up zero visual space and allow light to filter right through them as well as being comfortable, makes them the perfect seating when guests or clients come over.
Create a beautiful and artistic statement with the Louis Inspired Ghost Chair. This chair will lighten up any room and provide a grand statement. The transparency of the chair allows it to take up less space visually as with a solid chair. The versatility of this chair makes it look great in any contemporary indoor setting, but suitable for outdoor seating as well. Showing off this masterpiece will also not break your budget, but will just look like you did! The lightweight quality built chair was built to give you years of use and comfort.