Poly-what?

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In our last blog post, we shed some light into the "IT Factor" of the Louis Ghost Chair. If you missed that story, check it out here. As mentioned, part of the awesomeness to any great piece is understanding (and appreciating) the material it's made of. 

For the Louis Ghost Chair it's the transparent polycarbonate material that makes it particularly stunning. What the heck is polycarbonate, you ask? 

Polycarbonate is a versatile material made of reinforced polymers, and it's used in a variety of applications: from eyeglass lenses to compact disks (CDs). Think plastic, meets Superman, meets the Incredible Hulk, meets the Invisible Woman.

Yup, those glasses framing your face and the CD's that are collecting dust are made of polycarbonate.

Yup, those glasses framing your face and the CD's that are collecting dust are made of polycarbonate.

That's some tough looking windows you got there.  

That's some tough looking windows you got there.  

The main advantage of polycarbonate over other types of materials is its great strength combined with its light weight. In fact, it's nearly unbreakable. Bulletproof windows and those enclosures seen inside banks or at some of your favorite drive-thrus are often made of polycarbonate.

Want to see how durable? Check out this pretty cool video comparing the strength and durability of polycarbonate to acrylic. Don't try this at home, kids!

Not only is polycarbonate virtually unbreakable, but it's UV and stain-resistant and can withstand a wide range of temperatures. This makes the Louis Ghost Chair a brilliant option for indoor or outdoor use, and in a variety of settings. 

So, the next time you see this stunning beauty in person you'll know that there's more than meets-the-eye to the Louis Ghost Chair. 

Photo credits:

Eyeglasses
CDs
Drive-Thru Window

 

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