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T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings studied architecture at London University. Robsjohn-Gibbings held an affinity towards classical Greek furniture and was the first to make an attempt at reconstructing it – creating a modern mix of Ancient Greek and Art Deco design. He based the beginnings of his pieces off of imaginative drawings he made of the furniture depicted on ancient vases. Robsjohn-Gibbings once states, “On Greek vases I saw furniture that was young, untouched by time…Vitality surging through the human figures on the vases, surged through this furniture.” In 1936, Robsjohn-Gibbings relocated from London to New York and opened up a shop on Madison Avenue. The opening of his showroom was an instant success and launched his career into designing houses all across the coast. He continued on to design furniture and interiors for important clients such as Elizabeth Arden, the New York River Club, and Hilda Boldt Weber. In 1966, Robsjohn-Gibbings made a permanent moved to Greece, where he continued to design interiors for prominent Athenians. Source: architecturaldigest.com 

Image: Robsjohn-Gibbings Klini Chaise

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