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Vintage Acrylite acrylic panels in fun colors and patterns

Acrylite retro decorative acrylicModern with a whimsical retro vibe — we dig these colorful vintage Acrylite samples from … when? … the 1980s or 90s? We also are guessing that Acrylite designs like this were likely used as decorative backlit panels in commercial settings. What do you think? 

Acrylite retro decorative acrylicEach sample panel is roughly 8.5 inches by 11 inches with holes punched in the corners. I think it would be awesome to use a bunch of these together to make a retro room divider or hanging screen.

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From the ebay listing:

Estate finds:
16 Acrylite acrylic plastic “tiles” sampler pieces, each one is approx. 8.5″ x 11 x 1/8″ and has a hole drilled in each corner.
In various patterns and colors of green, listing consists of the following;

  • 3 in the pattern of Casbah, color: lime & gold (funky), textured
  • 2 in the pattern of Tivoli, color: lemon & lime (checkerboard), textured
  • 1 in the pattern of Sherwood, color: green & turquoise (trees), textured
  • 2 in the pattern of Sherwood, color: charcoal & olive (trees), textured
  • 2 in the pattern of Canterbury, color: emerald (plain), textured
  • 3 in the pattern of Canterbury, color: mint green (plain), textured
  • 2 in the pattern of Canterbury, color: moss jade (plain), textured
  • 1 in the pattern of Canterbury, color: olive (plain), textured.

Each in very nice vintage condition, may have some minor flaws (scratches, scuffs, small chips), each have an adhesive label.
Unsure if they are from the 50’s, or 60’s ?? but they have that mid-century look to them.
The decor ideas for use of these are numerous, they look awesome in the sunshine (translucent).

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From the ebay listing:

13 Acrylite acrylic plastic “tiles” sampler pieces, each one is 8.5″x11″ and has a hole drilled in each corner.
In various patterns and colors of blue, listing consists of the following;

  • 3 in the Tivoli pattern, color: blue & violet (checkerboard), textured
  • 2 in the Tivoli pattern, color: turquoise & blue (checkerboard), textured
  • 3 in the Casbah pattern, color: turquoise & blue (funky), textured
  • 2 in the Canterbury pattern, color: azure (plain), textured
  • 1 in the Canterbury pattern, color: sapphire (plain), textured
  • 2 in the Walden pattern, color: blue & gray (leaves), textured

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From the ebay listing:

7 Acrylite acrylic plastic “tiles” sampler pieces, each one is 8.5″x11″ and has a hole drilled in each corner.
In various patterns and colors of red & purple’s, listing consists of the following;

  • 2 in the pattern of Casbah, color: red & violet (funky), textured
  • 2 in the pattern of Canterbury, color: amethyst (plain), textured
  • 1 in the pattern of Tivoli, color: red & pink (checkerboard), textured, seems the checks are a little off.
  • 1 in the pattern of Canterbury, color: ruby (plain) textured)
  • 1 in the pattern of Canterbury, color: rose quartz (plain), textured.

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From the ebay listing:

11 Acrylite acrylic plastic “tiles” sampler pieces, each one is approx. 8.5″ x 11 x 1/8″ and has a hole drilled in each corner.
In various patterns and colors of yellow/gold, listing consists of the following;

  • 2 in the pattern of Samoa, color: straw (weaved), one is smooth and one is textured.
  • 5 in the pattern of Kashmir, color: gold (net), two are smooth and three are textured, a couple of the textured ones don’t lie flat (see last photo).
  • 2 in the pattern of Casbah, color: beige & sienna (funky), textured.
  • 1 in the pattern of Tivoli, color: lemon & gold (checkerboard), textured, seems to be have uneven checks.
  • 1 in the pattern of Casbah, color: lemon & gold, (funky), textured.

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While the vintage Acrylite samples may have been marketed for home decorating, today Acrylite is still produced, mostly for commercial projects made by fabricators, architects, engineers and designers for use in furniture, product display, trade shows, and architectural interiors. While new Acrylite is available in a variety of colors and many specialized applications, the company doesn’t appear to offer any of the fun patterns or inclusions available to midcentury American homeowners.

Mega thanks to ebay seller faunwin12 for allowing us to feature these fantastic acrylite panel samples.

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