Lucite Podium

Lucite Podium

History of the Lucite Podium

Most people refer to this material by the more commonly known generic name "acrylic" or by the well known trade name "Plexiglass".

A manufacturer for a lucite podium will generally also be a manufacturer of other plastic products like brochure stands, museum display cases raffle boxes and other similar items. 

The lucite podium became popular in the early eighties, heralding a welcome change in preaching style. Instead of being behind an opaque wooden or metal lectern, the clear lucite podium represented a more 'nothing to hide' approach by speakers. 

An early Procson lucite podium is shown above. This was not produced because it was very heavy (approximately 42lbs). This meant that it would have been to heavy for one person to move. Portability is important us because we see constant rearranging of the stage as the future for dynamic modern sanctuaries, and of course we don't want our lecterns to contribute to injuries! They also tend to cause a headache for lighting technicians because of the reflections coming off the shiny surfaces. In addition, it would have meant that the lucite podium (click for more on stainless steel vs acrylic) would have been very expensive to freight. As most of our sales are export, with our orders traveling by airfreight, this was important.

Click here to check out how we use acrylic for our lectern tops. 

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