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We've Got The Ultimate Small Space Secret

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Photography: Dairy Darilag and Miguel Nacianceno (Main Photo)

Do you want furniture pieces to fit just right in your small space? Have them custom-made. Do you want to make your space look bigger? Place mirrors. These are tried-and-tested solutions, but there's an ultimate trick that you might have been missing. It's clear (pun intended) right from the start, and that is to use transparent furniture. 

Most transparent furniture are made of acrylic, like pieces from furniture design company Kartell. Check out the following interiors where transparent furniture created wonders.

1. Transparent furniture can make a space look maaliwalas. 

Such is the case in bowling champ's Biboy Rivera's condo unit. With Louis Ghost Chairs surrounding the dining table, the dining area doesn't look cramped despite the small space. 

2. It can be a whimsical addition to a space.

The Kartell Kabuki Lamp by Ferruccio Laviani for Cassina looks like a floating piece above. It also balances out the dark, wood pieces that dominate the space. 

3. They can blend against any background.

Take this hallway for example. Philippe Starck and Eugeni Quitllet's Ghost Buster Table and Ferruccio Laviani's Bourgie Lamp add accent without competing with the other design elements in the area. They also balance out the traditional look of the space.

4. Transparent pieces make a space look sleek and polished. 

These Charles Ghost Bar Stools complement the clean lines of this Siematic kitchen. They make the space look modern and high-end. 

5. These pieces can add color without making the area look busy.

This bar looks quirky and playful—thanks to the bright colors present. The yellow Charles Ghost Bar Stools complement the blue-and-gold bar counter perfectly without adding visual heft. 

Kartell pieces are available at Dexterton, 3/L Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City.

PHOTOS: Miguel Nacianceno (1) | Dairy Darilag (4)

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