The Klismos chair was adapted by Edvard Thomspon in 1922. TH Robsjohn-Gibbings and Greek cabinetmakers Susan and Eleftherios Saridis then re-created the chair 38 years later.
I love this chair and am amazed that it was originally designed so long ago. The photo to the left is a collectible Robsjohn-Gibbings Klismos chair from 1960.
I believe the style of the chair works in traditional, transitional, and contemporary settings.
Modern furniture manufacturers have adapted this chair by adding upholstered seats, a variety of stained and painted finishes, and a modified frame.
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