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Space Age Mod Astrolite Lucite Epergne Sculpture Ritts Co, Modular Centerpiece

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Space Age Mod Astrolite Lucite Epergne Sculpture Ritts Co, modular centerpiece Herbert (Herb) and Shirley Ritts were married in 1950 and wasted no time starting their own design studio in sunny LA. Although experimenting and finding some success with reed or rattan designs in the 1950s, they hit the big time in the 1960s with their use of Lucite (aka acrylic, plexiglass, acrylite, perspex, Poly (methyl methacrylate) or "Astrolite" as Ritts & Co. termed it). Astrolite is a trademark registered to Herbert Ritts (the father of the famed fashion photographer Herb Ritts, Jr.) of Los Angeles, California. The Astrolite name refers to items made of or featuring in large part high quality acrylic. Astrolite, a "new material" that unlike traditional three-dimensional media (stone/mineral, metal and, later, glass) is neither scarce, heavy, or fragile, dazzles the eyes as only it can, reflecting and refracting light.

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