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Monday, May 5, 2003

Melmac now, Melmac forever

Did you know they still made stuff with Melmac? Neither did we, until friends got us a set of mixing bowls from Williams-Sonoma made of the stuff as a wedding gift. The scariest thing to me: there was a line of Melmac dinnerware designed by Raymond Loewy called Lucent.

Posted at 4:09 PM

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Why is Lucent scary?!? It was one of the best designed high-end brands of Melmac. It was called Lucent because it was the first translucent Melmac - you could not see through it (transparent), but light shown thru it (translucent.) It's highly sought after by collectors.

Posted by Robin Thorne at 7:50 PM, January 8, 2011 [Link]

It's a reference to a former employer of mine, Lucent Technologies. You'll have to trust me when I say it was a scary place to work. :-)

Posted by Ralph at 11:23 PM, January 10, 2011 [Link]

I have a full set of pink and white melamine Morning Song dinnerware by Raymond Loewy for Lucent. Any idea where I may purchase an appraisal?

Thanks,

Sharri

Posted by Sharri Moore at 5:54 PM, April 13, 2011 [Link]

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