"Klismos" Chair

Designer Terence Harold Robsjohn-Gibbings American, born England
Manufacturer Peterson Studios

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Robsjohn-Gibbings’s design derives from the ancient klismos chair, introduced in Greece during the fifth century. The klismos is elegant and light. The curved, tapered legs slope forward and rearward, offering stability. The rear legs sweep continuously upward to support a wide concave backrest like a curved tablet, which supports the sitter’s shoulders and may be low enough to lean an elbow on. Lacking painted decoration, Robsjohn-Gibbings’s chair calls attention to its natural materials.

"Klismos" Chair, Terence Harold Robsjohn-Gibbings (American (born England), London 1905–1976 Athens), Birch, vellum

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