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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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Set of 4 dining room chairs by Charles Hollis Jones for Belgo Chrom 1970
By Charles Hollis Jones, Belgo Chrome
Located in Saint Rémy de Provence, FR
Set of 4 dining room chairs by Charles Hollis Jones for Belgo Chrom 1970 in Lucite, brass and fabric. In good condition
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A Chrome Plated "Ball Line" Floor Lamp, Charles Hollis Jones, 1960s
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Palm Desert, CA
This is a handsome chrome plated floor lamp designed by Charles Hollis Jones. Originally commissioned for Lucille Ball in the 1960s, this sleek chrome plated lamp is weighted at the ...
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Charles Hollis Jones Style Lucite Dining Table
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in New York, NY
Charles Hollis Jones style Lucite square dining or games table, unmarked. 30" H x 36" W x 36" D. Note: This item is only available for preview at our Astoria warehouse, located at 36...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles Hollis Jones

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Charles Hollis Jones Gold Plexiglass Hollywood Regency Table Lamp, 70s
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Hollywood Regency Table Lamp, 70s Charles Hollis Jones Hollywood Regency Table Lamp 1970s. This table lamp is very beautiful and fits perfectly...
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Charles Hollis Jones "Box Line" Coffee Table in Lucite and Polished Brass
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning coffee table by Charles Hollis Jones from the "Box Line" collection, executed in Lucite and solid brass with a polished finish. The table is absolutely gorgeous, the combin...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles Hollis Jones

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Charles Hollis Jones "Box Line" Console Table in Lucite and Polished Nickel
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning console table by Charles Hollis Jones from the "Box Line" collection, executed in Lucite and nickel with a smoked glass top. The legs are 3" thick and are in good condition ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles Hollis Jones

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Bugle Base Vanity Mirror by Charles Hollis Jones, USA 1960's
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Introducing the Bugle Base Vanity Mirror by Charles Hollis Jones, a true vintage gem from the 1960s that exudes timeless elegance. This striking piece of furniture showcases exceptio...
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Charles Hollis Jones Acrylic and Brass Double Sided Table Mirror
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A wonderful acrylic frame mirror with brass finials. The mirror is double sided so can 'float' in the middle of a room. A lovely piece with som...
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Charles Hollis Jones furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of plastic and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Charles Hollis Jones furniture, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 412 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 14 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Charles Hollis Jones were created in the mid-century modern style in north america during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Karl Springer, Harvey Probber, and T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings. Prices for Charles Hollis Jones furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at £81 and can go as high as £46,273, while a piece like these, on average, fetch £5,208.

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