Lucite, a lightweight transparent thermoplastic made of polymethyl methacrylate (thank you Wikipedia), used in furniture production is nothing new. It started in the 1960's with the introduction of the famous "Bubble Chair" by Eero Aarnio. Still today, that chair is one of the most well recognized acrylic pieces of all time.
The Bubble Chair
I wouldn't fill a room with this material, but I love working these accent pieces into a space! They make such a huge statement, give a modern look and are incredibly unique.
These are some of my favorites...
Louis Ghost Chair and Stool in Clear from Kartell
Brilliant Acrylic Console Table in clear by Alexandra Von Furstenberg
Ribbon Cross Dining Table by Allan Knight
Cube Acrylic End Tables in White by Alexandra Von Furstenberg
Revolver Acrylic Occasional Table in white by Alexandra Von Furstenberg