A master of manipulation (in a strictly good way), Neal Smalls created Lucite furniture that played to the material’s natural… ahem… quirks.
One need only view a small sample of Neal Smalls décor to understand that he was as much a fearless experimenter as a designer. Concerned that acrylic was being undervalued as a purely display material, Smalls opened his Chelsea studio in the 1960s. While comparisons to Charles Hollis Jones are unavoidable, Neal Smalls pieces read a bit more avant-garde than glam. In fact, many, like his prolific Origami side tables do not feature any cuts, but are instead composed of full sheets of plastic, concavely molded by heat.