Lucite is back, it is versatile, and it is FABULOUS (you have to say “fab-u-lous”!).  Friday’s Featured Find was a lucite and glass coffee table.  Apartment Therapy has a great post on the history of lucite.  Today, I’m featuring an Etsy shop that incorporates lucite into custom made furniture and offers lucite legs for you to add to your own pieces.

Lucite Leg Creations/Lucid Design is an Etsy shop out of New York.  I first found Lucid Design looking at all things lucite.  I think the idea to attach lucite legs to existing furniture is perfection!  What a great way to update an old piece – to give it a splash of glam!

Lucite Ghost Legs, – Lucid Design

Lucite Ghost Legs, Round Tapered – Lucid Design

 

Lucid Design also has some fun custom built furniture.

Deep Tufted Headboard – Lucid Design

 

Tufted Headboard – Lucid Design

 

Custom Day Bed – Lucid Design

Bench with Lucite Legs – Lucid Design

 

I was curious, so I asked Frank of Lucid Design a few questions:

Pursuing Vintage:  How long have you been creating furniture?

Lucid Design: I have grown up in the design industry, so one can say all my life. I started my own business in 2008.

Pursuing Vintage: What inspires your designs?

Lucid Design: I am inspired by modern design with an old fashion twist. I like my pieces to have a modern feel with traditional touches.

Pursuing Vintage: Can the lucite legs be customized? How are they attached to an existing piece of furniture?

Lucid Design:  The legs can be customized any height and shape. The legs are easily attached to any piece of furniture with wood screws that are included by request.

Pursuing Vintage: Your headboards and daybeds are made-to-order, meaning the client can choose fabric etc?

Lucid Design: All of our pieces are custom made. Each client has the option of choosing to use his/her own fabric, or we have an extensive selection of designer fabrics as well. The options are limitless. You will have a one of a kind piece. Which now in days, is not so easy to come by.

 

I hope you’ll stop by Lucite Leg Creations/Lucid Design and check out what they have to offer!

And, just in case you’re trying to think of things you can add lucite legs to, here’s some inspiration!

via The French Eye

Bed legs – how cool!

via cicicrib

Modern twist on a traditional chair.

via Revival Home & Garden

Dining chairs!

via Joss & Main

Cute foot stool!

via Decor Pad

This is a dining table – but a coffee table would be fantastic with lucite legs!

Pinterest

Short lucite legs are perfect for a slipper chair.

 

Can you think of anything else that would look FABULOUS (fab-u-lous) with a set of lucite legs?  Let me know!

And don’t forget that you can Like Pursuing Vintage on Facebook and follow on Pinterest!

~Kristen

 

 

I love vintage furniture.  (Way to state the obvious, Kristen!!!).  But sometimes pieces just show too much wear, and it’s just too much effort to restore them.  Sometimes it’s just easier to find a new piece of furniture.  But, flipping through catalogs, so much of the furniture looks the same.  What to do?

Step in: vintage-inspired furniture.  When done well, it can be a really, really great option.

I want to introduce you to Popcelona on Etsy.

Popcelona

Popcelona

Popcelona

Popcelona

Wait, that’s just vintage furniture that’s been reupholstered, right?  WRONG!  The majority of Popcelona’s furnishings are handcrafted.  That Barcelona chair?  HANDCRAFTED.  That’s right folks!  I contacted Cathy, the shop owner, and here’s the story:

Cathy and her brother had separate businesses for many years.  Cathy is an upholsterer and her brother in ornamental iron business.  About a year and a half ago, Cathy’s son (a woodworker) challenged his uncle (the welder) to recreate the lines on a Barcelona chair, thinking it’d be an extremely tough challenge.  (How creative is this family???!)  The welder accepted the challenge, succeeded, and a Barcelona-style chair was created.  In stepped Cathy to make the cushions for the chair.  There must have been some more friendly challenges because they also started making those great chairs and tables.

I think this collaboration is fantastic.  The lines in the metal, the wood, and the excellent fabric choices make these pieces of furniture unique and inspiring.  I wanted to know a little bit more about Cathy’s inspiration, so I asked a few questions.

Pursuing Vintage: How did you decide on vintage / mid century designs for your pieces?

Cathy: My brother and I both grew up during the fifties and sixties during the era of mid century modern. However all our childhood homes were furnished with antiques, now the simple and graceful lines of modern just seems so much more appealing.

Pursuing Vintage: What inspires your fabric choices?

Cathy: Over the years working with many different décor styles, furniture styles and people, an upholsterer must be an adviser and listen to a client’s wishes. It’s a fine line to walk, because not every fabric is to my taste. But it does make you learn to work within those parameters and often enjoy the end result of a finished room.  Also, I live in Los Angeles, and this city has one of the best fabric districts in the country. Just wandering from store to store gives me great inspiration.

Pursuing Vintage: What is the turn-around time for a custom Barcelona chair?

Cathy: Turn around can be 4 to 7 weeks depending on if it’s to be powder coated.

 

Here’s a peek at some of the current and sold items in the Popcelona shop (including handcrafted pieces and reupholstered pieces):

Pod Chairs – Popcelona

Bar Stools – Popcelona

 

Redwood Burl Coffee Table – Popcelona

Barcelona Style Chair – Popcelona

Office Chair – Popcelona

Please be sure to check out Popcelona on Etsy.  Make it a “favorite shop”!

By the way… have you “liked” Pursuing Vintage on Facebook yet?  Be sure to like it and tell your friends!

~Kristen