PLASTIC HOME (Apr, 1946)


HERE is the “Plexiglas Dream Suite,” designed to show peace-time uses for the clear plastic which has done such an efficient job decorating the noses and turrets of our fighting planes. The rooms are small in size for efficient air conditioning, but do away with that “closed in” feeling by the use of sweeping plastic walls with draw curtains for privacy. The four-color murals have a three-dimensional effect, achieved by superimposing four sheets of Plexiglas etched in separate colors and design elements. Bookshelves supply just enough indirect illumination. Drawers and shelves have plastic accessories.

  1. Tracy B says: November 24, 20093:02 pm

    Just wait until they build the “House of the Future” in Disneyland. They had a heck of time demolishing it years later.

  2. Eamonn says: November 24, 20093:20 pm

    I’m really glad more efficient air conditioning won out over tiny glass rooms. Living in a giant ant farm was never on my list of things to do.

  3. KHarn says: November 28, 20099:34 pm

    It looks like something that would be used the Twilight Zone episode where a man bet that he could keep quiet for a year and his buddys shut him up in a glass room so he could be watched 24/7.

  4. Firebrand38 says: November 28, 20099:37 pm

    KHarn: The Silence

  5. DrewE says: November 30, 20092:32 pm

    Tour the Plexiglass Dream Suite in living color!…

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