Lucite has been trending for a while now, but almost to the point of exhaustion. It definitely has an appeal – practically speaking, this clear material is light and cheaper to produce than its clear counterpart glass, so you can find lucite in almost any shape or form. Lucite ghost chairs have unfortunately become ubiquitously used as the decor blogger’s desk and dining chair, but this material can take on many more unique shapes. An especially pleasing combination is a gold metal like brass or copper paired with lucite, as Jonathan Adler has used in his Jacques collection. So is lucite trendy or classic? I think this mid-century modern element, when used sparingly, can be an important material in an interior designer’s tool belt, for its ability to balance heavy metals and woods without disrupting a color palette. And in its most elegant form, it’s used in sophisticated pieces that pair it with metal details or luxurious finishes… This mid-century material will definitely continue to show up in elegant ways in contemporary design. Shop my current favorite lucite pieces below!