Thursday, January 13, 2011

Klismos Chair - two ways..

Why my post is so late today..Yes, that is my car buried under about 36" of snow in the left hand corner. I had to go to a client's house this morning so I was shoveling like a maniac to get out. I'm back in my office cozy and ready to post.

The Klismos chair known for its four gracefully splayed legs and curved back was created in 4th B.C. by the Greeks. It was most often used by women taking care of their babies.
The design then resurfaced during the French Directoire period{1795-99}, English Regency {roughly 1811-1820} and American Empire styles {roughly 1810-1825}

Donghia's Anziano Chair. - A modern interpretation of the Klismos chair.

Classical version reproduced by many.

Images: House Beautiful, ?, Country Living, Western Living - Erin Martin, Jeffrey Bilhuber


Wendi said...

I guess we should stop whining in ATL. Wow - that is a LOT of snow!

Sheri @ Make It POP! said...

That's so interesting about the baby thing! I can just see a mother with her child's feet sticking out the back of one of these! So utilitarian, yet so great looking! Love that. Off topic - I can't believe you shoveled all that snow! Take it easy tonight!

Amanda said...

The legs on that chair are to die for! Such great design...really sorry about your car, it looks like a lot of work! Cheers!

Kristin said...

I've seen these things everywhere! Love them!


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