Lucite is often used as a light or shatter-resistant alternative to glass. I find it most useful as a wood alternative and space saver.
Wood is the ubiquitous material for furniture- tables, chairs, dressers, beds, consoles, wood dominates this particular market. But a room full of wood is boring, so I am always looking for and championing different materials. Lucite, mainly as tables and accessories, is an ideal, inexpensive and modern way to start peeking out from underneath a mountain of wood.
Its secondary attribute is a space saver. This material (like glass) carries no visual weight, so small spaces don’t have to be compromised. Here are some of my favorite examples of lucite in action-