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Meeting some old friends and making new ones, the LuciteLux® team is just back from an enriching experience at GlobalShop, the international exhibition aimed at the retail industry, which ran in Las Vegas, USA from March 24-26.

For this year Lucite International invited husband and wife designer duo Aaron R. Thomas and Stefanie Phan-Thomas to highlight the significant potential of the use of LuciteLux® acrylic in retail design. The result was a highly original wonderland-inspired theme that brought to life the boundless applications of our product.

Hand crafted acrylic Chihuly-esque flowers blossomed in our displays, playfully encasing Stefanie’s collection of luxury LuciteLux® acrylic clutches. A limited edition collaboration between Thomas and French pop artist Yannick Hamon featured handmade and painted LuciteLux® acrylic skateboards and a one-of-a-kind clear Louis Ghost style chair. A dot matrix stencil of 12,240 hand-cut squares on the chair’s ‘upholstery’ revealed a cross-stitch embroidery-like portrait of supermodel Cara Delevingne. The in-booth wonderland was made entirely from LuciteLux® acrylic and was designed to inspire designers to enter our third annual JUST IMAGINE Awards, which launched at GlobalShop. Find out more about the 2015 Awards here.

Aaron R. Thomas commented: “It was invigorating to watch people’s eyes light up and see their astonishment of what can be done with LuciteLux® acrylic. Seeing it applied in a complete retail environment and approached with artistry helped people envisage the material’s versatility in the entire retail arena.”