Designer Terence Harold Robsjohn-Gibbings American, born England
Manufacturer Peterson Studios
Not on view
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.