Thursday, March 17, 2011

Greek Interior style

Greek designers did not follow the free form of the earlier Aegean examples. The tendency to put furniture ornament regular to the whole design is more like Egypt tradition. Despite all, although there are similarities the Greek bench used for meal and rest is made with a horizontal line of rest bar to the height of the table, and not low to the ground. The head restraint is often made to carry a cushion, and there is not footrest at the chair. Although there might sometimes be tracked legs of chairs with shape of animals, in most cases the legs are trumpet-shaped in rectangular designs, based on columns forms. A variety of chairs for seating is used in Greek style design. Folding chairs with X-shaped legs and those with straight legs are made from the 6th century BC to Hellenistic era. There are examples of functional and simple solutions. Further stand out the chairs known as "Klismos", which is lightweight and comfortable chair with a backrest.

Klismos chair

 This chair is very comfortable, and is used in the Archaic and Classical period. He is mostly simple with curved legs and backrest of the seat of simple rectangular panel curved inward from sides to center. The d├ęcor of the Greek classic furniture is restrained, elegant and often with ornaments. Tables are usually small size. Rectangular seats are the most popular and most often base consists of three legs, straight and curved, sometimes with animal form, and often backs.

Rectangular seats are the most popular, and often the base is consisted of three legs, simple and curved, sometimes with animal forms, and often with backs. They were moved for evenings and then stowed to open space for different artists’ performances. Round tables of Greek origin were made in the Hellenistic period. Chests in ancient Greece varied in size from miniature to monumental copies and design of flat shapes to those with curved seats. They are made of wood, bronze and ivory and had architectural decoration. The shape of the chest is very old, were first discovered in ancient Egypt, and then this form becomes traditional, continuing until the 19th century.


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