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Tempered Translucent Furniture

 - Dec 4, 2008   Updated: Jun 16 2011
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Santambrogio Milano of Italy uses sheets of tempered glass to create ultra-modern glass furniture. Shown here are a square shaped sofa, lounge space and a low-slung bed with contrasting black cushions that soften the sleek icy stepped platform bases.

The size of these pieces is massive and would need to be in a huge space, but I can imagine them in a beautiful California contemporary beach house.

Implications - Homeowners are increasingly looking for furniture and interior design pieces that evoke a sense of calm. This translucent sofa, bed and lounge space has a transparent form factor that isn't jarring to the senses; its gentle sloping curves similarly evoke the beauty of an ice sculpture.