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From Transparent Household Items to Crystal-Clear Tech Devices

By: Jen Chae - Published: Jul 23, 2013
Crystal clear in appearance, these creations are sleek and refined. Materials like glass or transparent plastic seem to be popular in many industries like architecture, tech, fashion and furniture.

Ghostly “invisible” furniture designs are reoccurring, perhaps because of glass’s luminous effect. A glass table looks lighter in appearance than a solid wooden one, making smaller apartment units look less packed. Aside from that, glassware can look more elegant, which is why the modern home may shift more towards glossy designs in translucent shades.

See-through textures are also popular choices for summer accessories. Because crystal clarity has a naturally cooling appeal, it suits the hotter weather. Bags and even shoes are being made with transparent plastics, revealing its contents beneath it. The effect is liberating.