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Charles Hollis Jones

American, b. 1945

The now omnipresent design use of acrylic and Lucite owes much of its enduring popularity to seasoned creative Charles Hollis Jones. Nicknamed “Mr. Lucite,” the California-based furniture designer and artist made his reputation — and contributed to a lasting legacy for a material one might not immediately consider highbrow — with chairs, tables and other furnishings in the substance scientifically known as polymethyl methacrylate. But while the connecting thread through Jones’s body of work is the presence of translucent materials, his designs are anything but one-note.

The son of an Indiana carpenter, Jones has always been fascinated with structure and reinventing expected ones in new ways. He began working with furniture manufacturers while still a teenager and came to prominence in the 1960s and ’70s, researching and experimenting with techniques to shape acrylic into unconventional forms. “If I design a T-A-B-L-E without thinking of the name, then I can pretend I’ve never seen one,” he told PIN-UP magazine. His design combinations run the gamut from Lucite, brass and glass on elegant dining tables to more unusual applications of Lucite as legs for upholstered sofas and frames for Tibetan fur chairs.

Jones’s work is as varied as his client list, which has included Frank Sinatra, Sylvester Stallone and the Kardashians. For Tennessee Williams, he created a writing chair called the Wisteria chair. Jones also collaborated several times with modernist architect John Lautner, designing furniture that seemed to disappear into its surroundings.

He resides in Los Angeles, where he still designs today.

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Green Lucite and Nickel Magazine Holder by Charles Hollis Jone
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Green lucite and polish nickel magazine holder by American renowned designer Charles Hollis Jones. Part of CHJ new line of colored lucite designs. Available in other colors. Measur...
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2010s American Modern Charles Hollis Jones

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Nickel

Rare Charles Hollis Jones Brass Glamour Vanity or Table Mirror
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a rare and spectacular Vanity mirror by Charles Hollis Jones. We have a relationship with Charles and during a recent phone call he confirmed that this mirror is a rare examp...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Charles Hollis Jones

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Brass

Serving Tray Table Brass and Glass by Charles Hollis Jones
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Elegant chromed metal with gold-plated details serving tray table by the Smithsonian recognized American designer Charles Hollis Jones. The top is detachable from the stand and can b...
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1960s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Charles Hollis Jones

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Chrome, Gold Plate, Brass

Fabulous Lucite Rocking Chair by Charles Hollis Jones
By Hill Manufacturing, Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Fabulous Lucite rocking chair designed by Charles Hollis Jones in the 1970s and made by Hill Manufacturing Corporation. The lounge chair has the original beige cotton upholstery in ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles Hollis Jones

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Upholstery, Lucite

Charles Hollis Jones Mid Century Brass and Lucite Octagonal Coffee Table
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Countryside, IL
Charles Hollis Jones mid century brass and lucite octagonal coffee table. Coffee table measures: 36 wide x 36 deep x 16.5 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what w...
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1970s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles Hollis Jones

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Brass

Charles Hollis Jones Pair of "Mathis" Barstools in Chrome and Naugahyde, Signed
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of "Mathis" barstools with a swivel mechanism designed by Charles Hollis Jones in the 1960s. The bar stools are made of chrome-plated steel and upholstered in black naugahyde, ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles Hollis Jones

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Chrome

1970s Brass & Lucite Coffee Table Signed by Charles Hollis Jones
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Cathedral City, CA
Elegant coffee table by Charles Hollis Jones in Lucite and brass-plated rounded corners stamped by artist. Provenance directly from Private collection of CHJ. Charles Hollis Jo...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles Hollis Jones

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Brass

Vintage Lucite and Brass Etagere, 1970s
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Vintage lucite and brass etagere by Charles hollis Jones It consists of a lucite frame with brass corners and 3 plexi shelves. 1970s - Belgium Good condition Dimensions: ...
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1970s Belgian Hollywood Regency Vintage Charles Hollis Jones

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Brass

  • Vintage Lucite and Brass Etagere, 1970s
  • Vintage Lucite and Brass Etagere, 1970s
  • Vintage Lucite and Brass Etagere, 1970s
  • Vintage Lucite and Brass Etagere, 1970s
H 72.84 in. W 15.75 in. D 15.75 in.
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Charles Hollis Jones furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Charles Hollis Jones furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Charles Hollis Jones collection of furniture, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. In stock are 376 vintage editions of these items, while there are 15 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of Charles Hollis Jones' original furniture was created in the Mid-Century Modern style in North America during the 20th century. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Warren Platner, Craft Associates and Paul Frankl. Charles Hollis Jones furniture prices can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $495 and tops out at $57,750, while pieces like these can sell for $6,500 on average.

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