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100 Examples of Transparent Design

These See-through Innovations Pave the Way for Our Future

— October 12, 2012 — Autos
Spooky see-through seating, x-ray fashions and clear tech tools are just some of the many examples of transparent design. From the home to the runway, transparent design details are becoming more and more prevalent and are paving the way of the product development future.

Desired for their sci-fi inspirations and sleek look, these bold items prove that less is more when aiming to achieve a streamlined design aesthetic. Often showcasing clean lines and a flawless finish, these minimal furnishings, fashions and technological accessories are seeing no end to their dominating success.

Whether a blast from the past or a vision of the not-so-distant future, these examples of transparent design are the epitome of modern innovation.
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Vino-Protecting Pouches
Vino-Protecting Pouches
The Vinni Wine Bag Protects Liquor at High Altitudes
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Dining Centerpiece Plungers
Dining Centerpiece Plungers
Couvercle by Allt Challenges the Boundaries of Objects in the Home
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98
Alternative Owl Ornaments
Alternative Owl Ornaments
The Happy Whoolidays Tree Topper is a Welcome Change from the Usual Star
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97
See-Through Solar Panels
See-Through Solar Panels
UCLA Transparent Solar Cells are in Development
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96
Glass-Domed Lighting
Glass-Domed Lighting
Ligne Roset's Chantal Table Lamp Resembles a Jellyfish
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95
Ghostly Furniture Collections
Ghostly Furniture Collections
Tokujin Yoshioka's Trims the Fat for ‘The Invisibles Lig
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94
Transparent Street Signs
Transparent Street Signs
The Urban Cayetano Ferrer Displays are See-Through
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93
Skyscraper-Inspired Bottles
Skyscraper-Inspired Bottles
Roxor Artisan Gin Sports an Alluring Architectural Container
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92
High-Tech Milk Containers
High-Tech Milk Containers
The Milkmaid Smart Jug Keeps You Informed
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91
Cracked Glass Furniture
Cracked Glass Furniture
The Fragments Table by Uto Balmora is Purposefully Fractured
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90
Double-Sided Tech
Double-Sided Tech
The NTT DoCoMo Android Prototype Features a Transparent Touchscreen
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89
Drinking Glass Lampshades
Drinking Glass Lampshades
The Dono Lamps are Cutely Sophisticated and Elegant
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88
Clear Multipurpose Crates
Clear Multipurpose Crates
Market by Skrivo Makes the Wooden Box Classy in Glass
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87
Clear Curvy Carafes
Clear Curvy Carafes
This Brita Water Jug Concept Matches the Fluid Nature of its Contents
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86
Vintage Transparent Cars
Vintage Transparent Cars
The 1939 Pontiac Deluxe Six 'Ghost Car' is Throwback Terrific
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85
Pricey Penny-Savers
Pricey Penny-Savers
This Steuben Piggy Bank Costs Much More Than Its Contents are Worth
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84
Spherical Wire Seating
Spherical Wire Seating
The Nest Chair By Kirv Features an Unconventional Aesthetic
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83
Gem Eyewear Cases
Gem Eyewear Cases
SabotagePKG Design for PRISM is Polished Perfection
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82
Side Dish Soakers
Side Dish Soakers
The DNA + Erosion Shower Serves Up a Sophisticated Cleansing Experience
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81
Transparent Camera Displays
Transparent Camera Displays
The Rec Camera Makes Taking the Perfect Photo Foolproof
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80
Orb-Shaped Ovens
Orb-Shaped Ovens
The Microwave SymB Heats Your Meals in a Revolutionary Way
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79
Glass Box Labyrinths
Glass Box Labyrinths
The Cubed Maze3 Concept is Completely Transparent
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Transparent Flower Photography
Transparent Flower Photography
Brendan Fitzpatrick's Floral X-Rays Series is Fragilely Futuristic
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77
Touch-Activated Outfits
Touch-Activated Outfits
Intimacy 2.0 by Studio Roosegaarde Dress Turns Transparent
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76
Self-Contained Shakers
Self-Contained Shakers
SaltSide Out Dispenser Stores Sodium Chloride in the Receptacle's Surrounds
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75
Crystal Clear Glass Homes
Crystal Clear Glass Homes
Naf Architect & Design Creates a Seismic Home That’s Transparent
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Trashcans With Backboards – "Move to Trash" Turns Office Wastebin Into an Action Game
Trashcans With Backboards – "Move to Trash" Turns Office Wastebin Into an Action Game
"Move to Trash" Turns Office Wastebin Into an Action Game
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73
Classy Danish Shades
Classy Danish Shades
These Han Union Sunglasses Update Vintage European Looks
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72
Transparent Legal Structures
Transparent Legal Structures
The International Criminal Court is Guilty of Having a Snazzy Design
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71
Drawing Bouncing Balls
Drawing Bouncing Balls
Ada by Karina Smigla-Bobinski is Inspired by Ada Lovelace
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70
Vain iPhone & iPod Touch Cases
Vain iPhone & iPod Touch Cases
iShield Mirror
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69
Transparent Herb-Filled Trinkets
Transparent Herb-Filled Trinkets
The 'Herbarium Ramalina menziesii' Collection by Pebs is Natural
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68
Elegant Segmented Receptacles
Elegant Segmented Receptacles
The Juuri Series Comprises Complementary Containers
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67
Translucent Cement
Translucent Cement
Italcementi Group Creates Innovative Concrete Material
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66
Clear Sunglasses
Clear Sunglasses
Unif Ottico ‘The Past' Collection Features Transparent Frames
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65
Lucite Furniture
Lucite Furniture
'Glacial Sofa' Would Be At Home in a House of Ice
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64
Techie Cascading Taps
Techie Cascading Taps
The Sma Wash Faucet Delivers a Clean Controled Stream By Touch Commands
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Sterile Plastic Seating
Sterile Plastic Seating
NENDO's Pristine Transparent Chair Acts Like a Mini Hammock
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62
Bath-Friendly Phone Covers
Bath-Friendly Phone Covers
Aqualife Waterproof Case Protects Your Handset Up to One Meter Below
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61
Incandescent Alarm Clocks
Incandescent Alarm Clocks
The Light Bulb Radio is Designed to Wake You Up and Light Up the Night
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60
Tree-Like Toasters
Tree-Like Toasters
The Transparent Tree Toaster by Xu Yan Xiang Holds Slices Like Leaves
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59
Transparent Telephones
Transparent Telephones
LG GD900 Set To Launch With Futuristic Keypad (UPDATE)
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58
Crystalized Cinderella Crisps
Crystalized Cinderella Crisps
These Glass Potato Chips are Futuristic and Delectable
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57
Translucent Toasting Tools
Translucent Toasting Tools
Enjoy Burnt-Free Toast Forever with the Transparent Glass Toaster
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56
Paper Refrigerator Pitches
Paper Refrigerator Pitches
The Cardboard Fridge Can Be a Playful Yet Professional Dairy Diorama
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55
Transparent Mesh Heels
Transparent Mesh Heels
Maison Martin Margiela's Perspex Boots Are Sheer
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54
Simple See-Through Shops
Simple See-Through Shops
The Van Dijk Fashion Store Shows Off a Transparent Design
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Fresh Sterile Offices
Fresh Sterile Offices
Yoritaka Hayashi Architects' POOL Inc. is Like a Big Blank Slate
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Chic Transparent Terraces
Chic Transparent Terraces
The Pavilion Castell D'emporda is Seductively See-Through
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51
Optical Illusion Phone Stands
Optical Illusion Phone Stands
The Elecom JAGUCHI Stand Holds Up Your Phone with Water
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50
Touchscreen Tea Makers
Touchscreen Tea Makers
The Electrolux Duo Infuser Turns Earl Gray into Earl Yay
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49
Prismatic Solar Panels
Prismatic Solar Panels
Pyramid-Shaped Glass Receptors That Are Eco-Friendly and Pretty
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48
See-Through Billiards
See-Through Billiards
The Glass G-1 Pool Table Takes Luxury to the Next Level of Fun
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Transparent Memory Sticks
Transparent Memory Sticks
Mac Funazimu's Illuminated USB Drives are Playful Peripherals
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Transparent Luxury Timpieces
Transparent Luxury Timpieces
The See-Through Ceramic Chanel J12 Retrograde Mysterieuse
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Paired Transparent Mobiles
Paired Transparent Mobiles
The Space3 Smartphone Keeps You on the Map
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Translucent Block Book Rooms
Translucent Block Book Rooms
Nam June Paik Library is a Contemporary Cube of Literature
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Retractable Clinic Partitions
Retractable Clinic Partitions
The KwickScreen Can Define a Room as Well as Divide it
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Delightful Sounding Decanters
Delightful Sounding Decanters
Incalmi Carafes Were Designed for Their Acoustics
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Round Transparent Havens
Round Transparent Havens
The Ellipse by VS Architects is Beautiful and Multifunctional
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Transparent Cars
Transparent Cars
Alan Kravchenko's Peugeot Clear is an Open One-Seater
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See-Through Soccer Balls
See-Through Soccer Balls
AGENT Suggests a Transparent Alternative with the CITRUS Soccer Ball
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Space Age Tea Sets
Space Age Tea Sets
Have High Tea With Style With Futuristic Designs
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Sheer Navy Leggings
Sheer Navy Leggings
'QooQoo' Presents Stylish Transparent Looks
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Entwined Table Lights
Entwined Table Lights
The Coil Lamp DIY Kit Invites You to Wind Your Own Illuminator
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Clear Nordic Cribs
Clear Nordic Cribs
Wiel Arets Architects' H House is Clearly Amazing
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Transparent Eco Vehicles
Transparent Eco Vehicles
The Delasalle Electric Car is Super Efficient
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Irregular Cactus Cases
Irregular Cactus Cases
These Assembly New York Geometric Terrariums are Polyhedric Planters
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Transparent Game Consoles
Transparent Game Consoles
Clear Playstation 4 by Tai Chem is From the Future
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Transparent Transforming Desks
Transparent Transforming Desks
The Sabine Marcelis Table-Table Discourages Home Workaholics
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Highlighter-Hued Kicks
Highlighter-Hued Kicks
The Fluo Derby Shoes Will Electrify Your Ensemble
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Stacked Ice Cube Carafes
Stacked Ice Cube Carafes
V2O Vodka Packaging Embodies the Essence of Refreshment
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X-Ray-Like Rainwear
X-Ray-Like Rainwear
Terra New York Outerwear is Semi-Transparent and Smokey-Hued
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Spooky See-Through Seating
Spooky See-Through Seating
The Invisible Ghost Chair by Valentina Glez Wolhers
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Low-Tech Culinary Contraptions
Low-Tech Culinary Contraptions
The Guillotine Kitchen Scale Makes Basic Function Contemporary
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Disappearing Chess Pieces
Disappearing Chess Pieces
The Alice Chess Set
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Transparent Tech Tablets
Transparent Tech Tablets
The Nesting PC Virtual Tablet Welcomes Input From All Devices
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Transparent Hilltop Abodes
Transparent Hilltop Abodes
The Division Knoll Residence is at the Peak of Luxury
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Computer-Powered Microwaves
Computer-Powered Microwaves
My Lunchbox Leaves the Task of Heating Meals to Your Office Desktop
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Ductile Concept Refrigerators
Ductile Concept Refrigerators
The Electrolux Future Fridge Changes Shape to Fit Your Food
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Magical Fireplaces
Magical Fireplaces
The Electrolux Fireplace Transforms Before Your Very Eyes
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Transparent Concept Cars
Transparent Concept Cars
The Nissan Panorama Optimizes the Passengers' Experience
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See-Through Menswear
See-Through Menswear
Romain Kremer's Clear Plastic Couture For Fall 2009
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Transparent Rain Capes
Transparent Rain Capes
'A Pair And A Spare' Makes a DIY Rainwear Tutorial
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Barely There Bike Racks
Barely There Bike Racks
The Vanmoof Ghost Bicycle Stand Does Not Detract from Your Two-Wheeler
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Transparent Homes
Transparent Homes
This Concept House is Made Completely from Glass
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Transparent Pod Lodgings
Transparent Pod Lodgings
The Attrap Reves Hotel Allows Guests to Stargaze in France
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Power-Saving Transparent Phones
Power-Saving Transparent Phones
The 'Second Life Mobile Phone' Dulls as it Drains
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12
Wearable Cinderella Shoes
Wearable Cinderella Shoes
Plastic Flats from Kartell and Normaluisa Channel Disney Heroine
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Watery Transparent Phones
Watery Transparent Phones
The Samsung 'AQUA' Concept is Inspired by Drawing with Water
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Windowed Wireless Mobiles
Windowed Wireless Mobiles
See the Future Through the Transparent Nokia Concept Phone
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9
Transparent Futuristic Fashion
Transparent Futuristic Fashion
Anna Holvik Gets Inspiration from Science Fiction
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8
Transparent Globe Innovations
Transparent Globe Innovations
The Spherical Glass Solar Energy Generator by Andre Rawlemon
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7
Futuristic Jewelry for Men
Futuristic Jewelry for Men
Yoolhee Ko's Stunning Plastic Pieces Are Large & Light
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6
19th Century EVs
19th Century EVs
The Fayton Concept Car is Inspired by the Horse-Drawn Buggy
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See-Through Luxury Marquees
See-Through Luxury Marquees
The Transparent Bubble Tent by Pierre Stephane Dumas
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4
Crystal Clear Purses
Crystal Clear Purses
The 'A Pair & A Spare' DIY Transparent Clutch Bag is Gorgeously Glassy
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3
See-Through High Heels
See-Through High Heels
Spring 2010 Shoes Take on Transparent Proportions
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See-Through Fashion
See-Through Fashion
Scandalous American Apparel Sheer Dress Reveals All
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Optical Illusion Structures
Optical Illusion Structures
The Reframe Art Installation Features Multiple Perspectives
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