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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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Charles Hollis Jones Lucite Coffee Table
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A beautiful coffee table with a 46 inches round Lucite top. The base is a vintage Charles Hollis Jones piece and we had the base cleaned and polished and a new larger Lucite top comm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Charles Hollis Jones

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Acrylic

Vintage Lucite and Chrome "Waterfall Line" Coffee Table by Charles Hollis Jones
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Burbank, CA
Fabulous vintage Lucite and chrome coffee table designed by Charles Hollis Jones in the United States, circa 1970s. This exceptional table is part of the “Waterfall Line” collection....
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Charles Hollis Jones

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Chrome

Lucite Chrome and Glass Coffee Table by Charles Hollis Jones
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in New York, NY
Slick, chic, and glamorous coffee table in Lucite, chrome, and glass by Charles Hollis Jones. This example is in very good, original condition, clean and ready to use. Original plat...
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Mid-20th Century North American Hollywood Regency Charles Hollis Jones

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Chrome

Charles Hollis Jones "Rare" Wall Brass Shelves and Glass " Treillage"
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Los Angeles, CA
These are very rare shelves, titled, Trillage, by the well-known designer Charles Hollis Jones. They been cleaned and new glasses.
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1980s American Modern Vintage Charles Hollis Jones

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Brass

Charles Hollis Jones Bullet Dining Table
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Cathedral City, CA
An amazing Charles Hollis Jones bullet dining table. Base is made of nickel-plated steel with a whimsical Lucite sphere enclosed in the centre of the table. Lucite top is 1.25 inches...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles Hollis Jones

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Nickel

Brass and Burlwood, Double Sided Vanity Mirror by Charles Hollis Jones
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful double sided mirror in brass and burl wood designed and manufactured by Charles Hollis Jones. The brass shows a nice aged patina and the burl wood base has a nice lacquere...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Charles Hollis Jones

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Brass

Pair of Regency Style Lucite and Nickel Side Tables by Charles Hollis Jones
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Cathedral City, CA
Signed pair of Regency style round side tables designed by Charles Hollis Jones. Provenance directly from CHJ.  
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21st Century and Contemporary American Hollywood Regency Charles Hollis Jones

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Nickel

4 Charles Hollis Jones Lucite Bar Stools
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A pretty set of 4 Charles Hollis Jones Lucite and brass bar stools with copper colored leather seats. The seats swivel. These are vintage stools that have been re-upholstered and rec...
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20th Century American Charles Hollis Jones

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Leather, Lucite

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  • 4 Charles Hollis Jones Lucite Bar Stools
  • 4 Charles Hollis Jones Lucite Bar Stools
  • 4 Charles Hollis Jones Lucite Bar Stools
H 30 in. W 15.25 in. D 17 in.
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