Monday, March 12, 2007

Klismos: a chair after my own heart

Day 1 of “Survey on Interior Design” we learned about the Klismos chair and it has been my favorite ever since. I spent many an hour sitting in studio class doodling elegant flared legs, curved backs, and traditional woven leather seats. The klismos chair comes in many varieties. My favorite, made in 1937 resides at the Metropolitan Museum of art in New York.

Dear Terence Harold Robsjohn-Gibbings,

Wherever you are up in heaven thank you for your beautiful take on this classic Greek chair.


For those of us who can’t afford a Robsjohn-Gibbings klismos chair here is a link to a relatively affordable one. Notice I said relative. On a budget? It is worth it. Save up and buy half a chair a year and have a set of 4 in only short 8 years.