With 20th century, mid century style, a key element was the use of new, cutting edge materials and processes. Lucite afforded designers the ability to create clear objects that were solid and beautiful, but not as fragile or heavy as glass. The process of casting Lucite was still being perfected and they, for the most part, kept the designs simple.
This was perfectly suited towards minimalism and these bookends are a great lucite design, showcasing the clear & smoky hued spheres, with a design of bubbles encased in each one. The bubbles are slightly different in each of these clear-smoky globes, making them unique pieces. These rare Italian bookends are now interior design status symbols sought after by.
By interior designers and decorators. Few were made and were marketed to the design conscious of the late sixties.
Time has dwindled their numbers and now damage-free surviving sets are quite hard to obtain. These bookends are in great vintage condition. A FABULOUS example of early "mod" Lucite. The bases measure 4 7/8 square and the globes are 3 1/2 across.
Feel free to make a reasonable offer. These are MUST HAVE design items for your tastefully decorated home. The item "VINTAGE ITALIAN MID CENTURY MODERN LUCITE SPHERE BOOK ENDS 60's RARE" is in sale since Saturday, April 11, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Periods & Styles\Mid-Century Modernism".
The seller is "bogies_baby" and is located in Milton, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.