Transparency is one of the hot new trends predicted for 2013. It started, as these things so often do, on the catwalk, with layers of sheer chiffon and feet teetering on clear perspex heels. So, as we know, where Calvin Klein and the catwalk leads the rest of us will surely follow.
I mentioned this briefly in my post on top five trend predictions at the start of the year and thought I would expand on it here. One of the other trends was Indigo, which many of you loved, so take a browse round this and see what you think.
Glass is an easy and obvious way to start with the transparent trend but perspex gives you the option of colour. And of course it’s lighter less dangerous if it breaks.
Look at how this basin appears to float on this glass shelf.
The other great advantage of clear furniture is that it instantly declutters the space and makes the room look bigger. Imagine having this as a coffee or bedside table and filling it with beautiful objects that you could change as the mood takes you. A stack of magazines (interiors naturally) or your favourite books. A great hat and a pair of shoes.
Clear furniture fits into any environment; you don’t have to live in a modernist white cube for this look for work for you.
This box is made from lucite, a solid transparent plastic material, and costs from £678 for the small one. Which, I know, is earbleedingly expensive but hunt about for a cheaper one. Or take the idea and adapt it.
This wall hook costs £21
John Lewis has a really good range of clear acrylic furniture.
And let’s not forget the Kartell Ghost furniture, which has been around for a while now.
But remember you can always start small
But remember you can take a trend too far. This is a transparent house
So what do you think? Will you be bringing transparency into your homes this year?