Our Lamps take their inspiration from the Lucite lamps of the Art Deco period, Lucite® is a Polymer Resin developed in 1928 from which a whole range of products were made from it including lamps, an extraordinary material, it can be drilled, threaded, welded, heat-formed, cast, glued, coloured, it allows 96% of light to pass through it (glass only allows 94%). Optically perfect to 13inches thick (glass becomes opaque at 2inches thickness). Bulletproof at 40mm thick, Ultra Violet Light resistant (images and materials behind it will not be faded by the sun). A truly modern material created in a period of luxury, exuberance, and technological progress.
At the outbreak of World War II, all production of Lucite was diverted to the war effort where it was primarily used for aircraft canopies. Lighter and safer than glass it significantly reduced splinter injuries to aircrew. Nowadays you may know Lucite as Acrylic Glass, Lexan, or Perspex, all derivatives of Lucite, it is widely used in the manufacture of prescription glasses, is used to make the undersea tunnels and viewing areas at oceanariums, furniture, and is still used for aircraft canopies.