a contemporary take on an ancient
many greek drawings from the hellenic ages depict a ‘campaign’ chair, probably one of the few that ever appeared on things such as vases or murals which are some of the main surviving examples of ‘ancient greek art’. the klismos chair stands out. I’ve been fascinated with it; how it worked back then – being a precursor to our folding director’s chair; but it was also kind of a ‘field throne’. reserved for the higher-ups, elevating the one who sat in it. I’ve tried a couple of times to reinterpret the feeling conveyed by that ‘field chair’.
curly maple, maple; bent laminated legs and back with ebony veneer;
seat, 20″w x 18″d x 16″h; 36″ overall height
the first iteration