It's been forty years since Eero Aarnio created the
Bubble Chair, a seat constructed of transparent acrylic that – in case the name doesn't give it away – you can see through.For the past four decades, Aarnio and his Bubble pretty much cornered the transparent seating market.But no more.Today
, modern furnitureyou can't see is everywhere.It started with Kartell and their Philippe Starck - designed
Ghost chairs, a partnership that has grown to produce transparent
chairs, lamps, tables and accessories in several styles.And it has grown into a phenomenon.
Search for "transparent furniture" on Google™ and you'll find a laundry list of options from around the world in every price range.Even IKEAÂ® launched a transparent chair that sold out almost immediately.Which is the other thing about transparent,
modern furniture. It may be hard to see, but the good stuff can be even harder to afford.So if you're ready to dish out the big bucks for a piece of furniture you might accidentally walk into, do your homework first.Make sure it, like Aarnio's Bubble, is built to last.If you're the type who moves on when the trends do, add a few inexpensive pieces for fun instead.