Klismos Chair

¬†Gracing traditional and contemporary design schemes with style through the centuries, the Klismos Chair has more staying power than any chair design in history. The curved, tapered legs of the Klismos chair¬†sweep forward and rearward, offering stability. The rear legs sweep continuously upward from a single piece of wood to support a wide concave backrest like a curved tablet, which supports the sitter’s shoulders, or which may be low enough to lean an elbow on. The seat was built of four wooden turned staves, morticed into the legs; a web of cording or leather strips supported a cushion or a pelt.

Greek Relief with Klismos chair

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