14 iconic retro transparent acrylic chairs that you can still buy new for your home decor

Retro-style iconic transparent acrylic chairs that you can still buy new

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Ghost furniture: Transparent acrylic chairs

Clear, glossy molded acrylic furniture, also known as Lucite or Plexiglas, was super trendy in the 60s — the famed mid-century era when all kinds of things started to be made out of colored or transparent plastic.

Since modern and space-age decor is timeless, you’ll find these iconic furniture styles are still in production! We’ve featured 14 of our favorites that you can still find on sale today. 

  1. Eames-style clear modern acrylic chairs
  2. Eames-style clear modern acrylic chairs

    These transparent modern acrylic chairs, with bucket- or shell-shaped seats, were made in a style similar to the popular retro Eames design. Sold here as a set of two, the bases are stainless steel wire in a triangular hairpin-like "Eiffel "style.

    Discovered at: Overstock.com
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  3. Peek Acrylic Z-Chair
  4. Peek Acrylic Z-Chair

    This sleek Peek Z chair has peak contemporary sculptural style. Clear all the way through, this space-age-style wonder was made from a single piece of shiny acrylic (Lucite/Plexiglas). So chic!

    Discovered at: Walmart & Overstock.com
    See it at Walmart See it at Overstock
  5. Transparent Modern S-Shaped Bar Chair
  6. Transparent Modern S-Shaped Bar Chair
    $258.99

    This S-shaped acrylic piece is as much a sculpture as it is a chair. The fluidly modern slide-style seat stands all on its own.

    Discovered at: Amazon.com
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    08/08/2022 07:29 am GMT
  7. Honeycomb-Pattern Dynamic Modern Dining Chair
  8. Honeycomb-Pattern Dynamic Modern Dining Chair
    $154.16

    This pretty single-piece transparent Lucite chair has a hexagonal pattern all along the back. The geometric honeycomb-design touch adds zip while maximizing visual space.

    Discovered at: Amazon.com
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    08/08/2022 03:59 am GMT
  9. Ralph Clear Mid-Century Modern Style Acrylic Chair
  10. Ralph Clear Mid-Century Modern Style Acrylic Chair

    This transparent acrylic dining chair (or side chair) is shiny on top and shiny on the bottom, thanks to clear plastic and legs of mirror-like chrome. A ribbed line design runs through the plastic vertically, adding a little more liveliness to the luster.

    Discovered at: Overstock.com
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  11. Round-Top Transparent Counter Height Stool
  12. Round-Top Transparent Counter Height Stool

    This clear acrylic stool is simple, but with its 25.75-inch height, it might be just the thing you need for a breakfast bar or other raised counter. Bonus: It's sturdy enough that it's rated even for commercial use.

    Discovered at: Hayneedle
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  13. Flash Elegance Modern Crystal Ice Plastic Contemporary Accent Chair
  14. Flash Elegance Modern Crystal Ice Plastic Contemporary Accent Chair

    Here's a country-style chair design, given an entirely new look and feel by being created entirely of transparent polycarbonate plastic.

    Discovered at: Lowes.com
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  15. Spoon Stackable Polycarbonate Chair with Armrests
  16. Spoon Stackable Polycarbonate Chair with Armrests

    Designed in Italy, this beautiful semi-formal polycarbonate chair has an oval seat back and curved sides. It's available in an uncolored transparent version as well as a sunglasses-style grey smoke color.

    Discovered at: Archiproducts.com
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  17. 4 Stackable Mid Century Modern Clear Acrylic Chairs
  18. 4 Stackable Mid Century Modern Clear Acrylic Chairs
    $366.85

    These four clear acrylic dining chairs can be used inside or out. With a little bit of a Louis XVI feel, the design is more traditional than some other chairs, which gives them a unique combination of modern and classic style. Each "ghost chair" is made of a single piece of molded polycarbonate, so there's no assembly required.

    Discovered at: Amazon.com
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    08/08/2022 06:19 am GMT
  19. Modern Belle Transparent Armchairs (Set of 2)
  20. Modern Belle Transparent Armchairs (Set of 2)

    If you want to get fancy in the King Louis XV kind of way, these see-through armchairs may be exactly what you're looking for. Because of the arms, they're not stackable - but they're also pretty enough to be left out all the time anyway.

    Discovered at: Overstock.com
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  21. Vision Series Transparent Stacking Side Chair
  22. Vision Series Transparent Stacking Side Chair
    $102.11

    WIth a creative cut-out design on the back and seat of this crystalline chair, look for light to shine off its many facets! The back is a bit lower than that of some similar pieces, so check the measurements before you buy one or more of these stackable chairs.

    Discovered at: Walmart
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  23. Transparent Swivel Adjustable Airlift Barstools
  24. Transparent Swivel Adjustable Airlift Barstools

    This sleek set of two low-back barstools can be adjusted to just the right height for you. The low backs and slightly slanted fronts make the seats more comfortable than you'd expect plastic to be.

    Discovered at: Amazon.com
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  25. Modway Telescope Acrylic Folding Chairs (Set of 2)
  26. Modway Telescope Acrylic Folding Chairs (Set of 2)
    $233.62

    Here's one way to make the ubiquitous folding chair look like something stylish: make it transparent (with a little bit of chrome).

    Discovered at: Amazon.com
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    08/08/2022 02:49 pm GMT
  27. Hanging Bubble Acrylic Chair
  28. Hanging Bubble Acrylic Chair

    Wild space-age furniture like this retro round swinging acrylic chair was super trendy in the sixties. (Like it? Check out a few other color options at Walmart.) Shown here with the optional stand.

    Discovered at: Hayneedle
    See it at Hayneedle See it at Kardiel

While these slick seats are generally pretty low maintenance (many are even single pieces made in a mold), always be sure to clean acrylic chairs carefully. Use a soft cloth and avoid most cleansers, because they will damage the finish.

For all the dos and don’ts to keep your shiny and clear acrylic chairs looking spectacular, always check the manufacturer’s instructions.

And if acrylic chairs are totally your thing, but you want some real retro pieces, check out this page on Chairish and these listings on eBay for some vintage finds that might be just what your home needs.

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