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I think the Louis-style acrylic chair is a modern design basic. Based on one of the world’s most iconic furniture styles, the classic French chair, it’s been pared-down and redesigned for today’s home. This freshened-up Frenchman is lightweight, takes up very little room and has many applications. The clear design is also ideal for smaller spaces and especially when furniture must work double duty.
Because the Louis acrylic chair is based on an antique, they look great in traditional rooms, adding a degree of lightness against heavier wood or more ornate decor.
The Louis-style acrylic chair has been adopted as the new darling when it comes to desk chairs. Its minimalist appearance works with almost any type of desk lighting, from a shocking pink ceramic lamp to a sleek chrome candlestick lamp. As shown, you may need to add a cushion to your acrylic chair for extra padding if you plan to work long hours.
The Louis-style acrylic chair remains king of the dining room. Whether you place them in a formal setting with a clear or crystal chandelier, or in a modern setting with a well-designed ceiling light fixture or stylish pendant fixture that has a mid-century or contemporary bend, the Louis-style acrylic chair always look good and is the clear choice in updated, classic furniture.
Image credits: La Dolce Vita.
Rob is a Los Angeles-based designer who has a background in art history and was an expert at Sotheby's auction house. Formerly the host of "Inside The Auction" for the Fine Living Network, speaker for The Learning Annex and contributing editor for Valley Magazine and LA Bride Magazine, he has spent years bridging the gap between the world of design and the general public.
His design sensibilities are varied and can work in both traditional and contemporary styles. His interiors have most recently been published in Renovation Style Magazine.