by THOMAS PHEASANT
In Dark Grey Velvet
The klismos chair has been evolving for centuries. With the tufted version of the Athens Lounge Chair, Thomas Pheasant pushes that timeless form to the limits of even hand craftsmanship. Never have its sweeping silhouette and lean frame been so exaggerated. Or so modern. The wood frame of the Athens Chair sets off the fabric, and it makes for a great view from all angles. Now fully evolved, it also allows for the depth and pitch essential to having comfort without heft. Custom cast, ribbed Bronze collars and capitals give the Athens a certain volume to its voice. This is a surprisingly practical chair, open to a surprisingly broad range of fabrics, for today and tomorrow. Some owners will use it for a single, very potent accent chair. Others will fully embrace the idea in a setting of two or four.