Klismos Chair

The Klismos chair was designed in Greece by an unknown designer in the 5th century. It was made for comfort, which can be seen in the way it reclines. If compared to a throne of the time one could say, ” a throne is to rule from and a Klismos is to relax on”. The Klismos represents “recumbent ease”, ‘The Chair…rethinking culture, body, and design” Galen Cranz (pg. 136)

The chair is depicted in the Acropolis in the Theatre of Dionysus. It is also a feature of the tale ‘The Iliad’

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