In the May issue of Elle Decor, designers Amy Lau and Brad Ford critique several variations on the Greek klismos chair. Their findings? The design, as seen in the Athens Dining Chair, transcends time.
The klismos chair is a classic design by ancient Greeks. With its rounded backrest, a vertical splat and curved, tapered legs, the klismos is one of the most influential and successful furniture designs of all time.
“That the Klismos is still relevant says so much about how well designed it is,” decorator Brad Ford says in the article. “Its lines are incredibly graceful, and it stands up to any number of interpretations.”
One of those interpretations is Athens, Frontgate’s generously scaled cast-aluminum chair made for outdoor living. Athens’ expressive curves and pure lines capture the Hellenic passion for order, beauty and symmetry.
“This is one of the most classic takes on the klismos, which is all the more extraordinary considering it’s an outdoor chair made of cast aluminum.”
But don’t take our word for it. Ford calls it impressive. “This is one of the most classic takes on the klismos, which is all the more extraordinary considering it’s an outdoor chair made of cast aluminum,” he says. “The nailhead details are a nice touch.”
Amy Lau admires the hand-rubbed finish. “It almost resembles weathered marble,” she says in the article. “The proportions are just right. And the price point is remarkable.” See how Athens’ expressive curves and pure lines captured their fancy. Shop the full Athens Collection.
Palm Springs. Think desert air. Jewel-like pools. And a legendary kind of cool.
Once the desert playground of golden-era Hollywood, the city is a mecca for all things midcentury modern. Even today, the city channels the luster of the Rat Pack and the chiseled, cocktail party vibe of Mad Men.
Wherever you live, you can create an outdoor living room destined to sweep you off your feet. With serene lines, captivating color and lively prints.
The chaise lounge is synonymous with Hollywood’s bathing beauties. It’s timeless. And it’s the perfect place to while away a summer afternoon.
Palm Springs is known for its buzzworthy parties. Set the stage with fanciful outdoor furniture and accessories, and an outdoor dining table set with splashes of color that make it look good enough to eat.
Legendary Palm Springs. It’s the perfect setting for our stellar summer collections.
Get more inspiration from our Pinterest board.
We identified the trends. You voted for your must-have style of the summer. And this year’s top outdoor trend is … Hollywood Regency.
Every vote counted as an entry into the sweepstakes, and four people were picked to bring their favorite look home. Now, our skilled Design Consultants are hard at work helping the winners create their own rooms with a view.
Our design teams spend hours combing the markets and cities of the world for the next great idea. When inspiration strikes, and they begin to create a collection, one affirmation serves as a guiding principle above all others …
As the great Charles Eames said, “The details are not the details. They make the design.” This statement serves as our north star, guiding our product designers, as well as the skilled craftsmen who bring our products to life.
Our commitment to quality craftsmanship influences each step of the construction. Hand-carved wooden molds are pressed into sand casts to form sturdy aluminum frames. Powdercoating is meticulously hand-applied in a multi step process to achieve rich, dimensional finishes. And subtle nuances, like hand-done distressing and antiquing, give our products an authentic heirloom look and feel. It’s an artisanal process, and we approach the creation of each collection with the same thoughtful approach.
Learn more about the design process in our video No Detail Too Small.