One of the technologies to emerge from the Second World War was a thermoplastic known as Lucite. These days we know it by the more common name of Plexiglas or perspex, hardly a glamorous sounding name for this type of lamp stand material, but there are a lot of creative ways in which it was used.
As a design material it gave lamp manufacturers yet another option to experiment with and use in all manner of creative ways. The result is a range of Lucite table lamps that are individual and modern looking.
Lucite table lamps came about in the modern era as designers continued to seek ways to incorporate that space age look into their design. Nothing spoke more modern than a lamp stand that was made out of the aesthetically pleasing Lucite.
There are all sorts of lucite table lamps that make an immediate impact the moment you set eyes on them. You never quite know what you will get when you put one in your retro themed room.
Find lucite table lamps for sale on eBay
Red Table Lamp Resin Lucite Acrylic Gold Trim
Time Remaining: 38m
Buy It Now for only: $65.00
VINTAGE ITALIAN ACRYLIC LUCITE ELEPHANTS VASE TABLE LAMP CRYSTAL FROST ICE STYLE
Time Remaining: 2h 58m
Buy It Now for only: $145.00
3 Piece Mid Century Lucite Ghost Stacking Nesting Lamp End Table Pedestal
Time Remaining: 3h 10m
Buy It Now for only: $299.00
TIMELESS PERFECT PIECES LUCITE LAMP Victoria Hagab Vtg 5th Ave Good Design
Time Remaining: 3h 11m
Buy It Now for only: $640.00
Vintage 70 80s Modernist Clearlight BauerTextured Lucite Table Lamp EXQUISITE
Time Remaining: 3h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $295.00
Smoked Lucite Chrome Late 1960s Mid Century Table Lamp Rare Shape
Time Remaining: 3h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $199.99
1960s Plastic Lucite TV Table Lamp Mushroom Joe Colombo Panton Era
Time Remaining: 4h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $69.99
Grape Vine Swag Hanging Lamp Bar Light Vtg Mid Chandelier Table Lucite Italian
Time Remaining: 9h 26m
Buy It Now for only: $279.99
Mid Century Modern Clear Acrylic Lucite Table Lamp Karl Springer Style
Time Remaining: 12h 31m
Buy It Now for only: $199.58
At the time, lamps made out of lucite were the latest in modern creative design and they are all generally fresh and appealing looking lamps. Because it was a new material there were a lot of innovative ways in which it was used. This meant that lucite table lamps were a very diverse group of lamps with no real typical looking lamp.
Thanks to the development and improvements made to acrylic materials the diverse nature of table lamps made with the material ensured that there was going to be a huge variation in the end result. Some lucite table lamps are extremely modern looking, even the ones that were designed in the early 1960s have that modern appearance. Others are a little more specialized and give you the distinct impression that they were made in the seventies to be enjoyed in the seventies.
Similar table lamps may also be found categorized as acrylic table lamps and they will have properties that are very similar to the lucite table lamps displayed above.