Make Mine Transparent Crystal
Ghostly transparent furniture has swept the design scene to go beyond the iconic Kartell ghost chair. A monopolization on the crystal clear trend, Kartell has a transparent piece for every room. Here are some other great see-through ideas.
In the Kitchen
Still maintaining the sophisticated nature of its predecessor, One More Stool by Philippe Starck, from Kartell slides in effortlessly underneath a counter to maintain an open and airy feeling in even the smallest of kitchens.
Get to hard to reach areas with the Upper Step Ladder by Alberto Meda, from Kartell. The crystal clear construction will make you feel like you’re walking on air, elevating you to stand above the rest.
In the Dining Room
The chair that started it all, the Louis Ghost Chair by Philippe Starck, from Kartell, has paved the way for the transparent trend to sweep through the design world. Place at the head of the table for a sophisticated look.
Louis’ younger sister, the Victoria Ghost Chairs fills out a table nicely. For a more modern look, consider the straight lines of the La Marie Chair. No matter which silhouette you choose, ghost chairs help to emphasize your dining table, will still holding their own.
Create a weightless atmosphere in your dining room by placing a clear dining table center stage. Pair the Invisible Dining Table by Tokujin Yoshioka, from Kartell with some transparent chairs like the Hi-Cut chair by Eugeni Quitllet for a real ghostly look.
If you’re not looking to commit to the full on ghost chair trend, consider adding in invisible accents here and there. The Dune Tray by Mario Bellini, from Kartell, can go just about anywhere and won’t clutter up your space. Or you can go all-out by setting your table with transparent dinnerware from Kartell’s Jellies collection.
In the Living Room
An invisible man, holding all your books, who you gonna call? The Ghost Buster Console Table of course. We love this console by Philippe Starck, from Kartell for its functionality, showcasing abilities, and a touch of whimsy.
A seamless design, Philippe Starck has done it again with the Uncle Jack Sofa from Kartell. Just imagine this paired with some white throw pillows or a fluffy sheepskin, it’ll be like lounging on Cloud 9.
In the Bedroom
Cut with geometrical facets, the pedestal style of Kartell’s Stone Stool by Marcel Wanders is a crystalline addition to the transparent trend. Perfect for use as a bedside table for creating a sophisticated and open look.
This crystal-clear medium transforms baroque inspired pieces like the Bourgie Table Lamp by Ferruccio Laviani, from Kartell. The union of light with the see-through construction creates an eye-catching display.
Yes, it’s technically a coffee table, but we can’t help but think the Invisible Coffee Table, Rectangle by Tokujin Yoshioka, from Kartell would look ghoulishly chic at the foot of a bed. Just be sure to grab it in the high model for the perfect bench height.
In the Bathroom
In the Office
It’s more than just a block of ice. Use the Optic Cube by Patrick Jouin, from Kartell for its extra storage abilities or as a place to throw up your feet. It easily slips under your desk, or can tuck away into a corner. Stack a few together to create a unique storage piece.
Lisa is one of the Merchandise Managers for YLiving with a long merchandising career in both fashion and home. As native of New York City, Lisa is still getting acquainted with the gleaming California sunshine. She is also on the volunteer board for a handful of non profits committed to creating social equity and sustainability in businesses around the world.