House Beautiful Klismos Chairs
House Beautiful published an interesting article on the famous Klismos original and the many reproductions that followed it.
I think everyone who has a classical eye, is loving the fact that the Klismos chair is being reproduced by more manufacturing companies. Restoration Hardware produced a beautiful set of patio furniture showcasing the classical design several seasons ago.
The Klismos chair peaked around 400 B.C., but was discovered again as everything turned classical in the 18th century. At this time, Napoleon’s Egyptian expedition of 1798 started a movement to embracing the Egyptian culture. In addition the excavations of Pompei, also turned an eye to the classical architecture and design.
Some chairs have vertical or horizontal back splats and some have none. This classic design has been adapted in number of ways, including the construction, the materials and form.
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