Monday, 12 April 2010

Greek Klismos Chair

spring is well and truly here


and what better way to celebrate it than with an outdoor room like this one ...

Image from My Notting Hill

Domino


Elle Decor



The popularity of this chair peaked in Ancient Greece around 400BC.
No one has actually sat on an original, as not one has actually survived!
It was first spied on ancient Greek pots.

The elegant klismos chair has been
reproduced
reinvented
refreshed
and
retailed

and I love them!

HAPPY MONDAY!
xx

58 comments:

  1. The 4th photo is my favourite, gorgeous! I'm so happy to hear that Spring has arrived in your town as well, I bet it is beautiful in the Springtime!

    Happy Monday Lovely!

    Rachel

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  2. Ooooh, that outdoor room.... g o r g e o u s !! How I would love to sit back and enjoy my cup of tea right THERE!
    Lovely, Springy post, Marina!!

    Have a happy day and a great new week. xoxoxo

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  3. Bonjour Marina,
    What a beautiful post. The veranda is my favorite too. Glad Springtime has finally come your way!
    Mimi

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  4. How lovely are these photographs and Spring has been here in UK so beautifully over the last few days (we brought it from Oz - ha ha!!)... love the images and the chair....x

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  5. Fabulous! Loved learning more about these chairs, cause I love these chairs! Thanks!

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  6. what a GREAT chair! I didn't know their origin :) Thank you for that. Awesome awesome chair design.

    x Emily

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  7. Adore that outside room...oh I can dream! Hugs to you for a wonderful week. xoxo

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  8. PS. I mentioned your name in my recent post! :)

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  9. Love these chairs and the outdoor space! How beautiful.

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  10. think i just lost my comment... can never remember it to repeat
    but i love the history..... the last image.. the frieze of the greek scholar is wonderful.. as is the chairs... have a great day xxx Julie

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  11. Isn't it wonderful how we are inspired by so many things and a bas-relief can lead to so many wonderful designs!

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  12. Hi, sweetie. I've just returned to Florida from Houston & spring is HERE. Flowers everywhere. I love the desk vignette, of course, because it's sparkly & frou frou. xx's Marsha

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  13. Gorgeous post as always Marina! I have been away for a residential school for Uni all week, so sorry for being so late with my comment on these amazing chairs!! I love the version in the second last pic:) Hope you have had a wonderful weekend:) ~ Tina xx

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  14. Dear Marina,
    When something is good, it lasts forever and, that design of chair will still be going when we are all long gone !!
    Wonderful images and if only I could have that first outside room !!
    Have a lovely Spring week Marina. XXXX

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  15. Marina, where are you hiding? Trying to send a box to you.

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  16. I love the outside room!

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  17. love love love the klismos chairs!! gorgeous outside setting, too. Perfect for those warm summer nights... or for a springtime afternoon tea party :-)

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  18. These chairs are so beautiful.. And of course Ancient Greece !! What a rich and beautiful culture ..

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  19. Love all the chairs. My fave pic is that top shot - beautiful! Happy Sunday!

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  20. I really like the 2nd photo. I would love to make my deck look like that someday.

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  22. Wonderful design,great chairs.
    Regards from Greece.

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  30. What a beautiful post - I adore the white tufted chair in the domino image...stunning. So thrilled I found your blog today - it's fabulous!!

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