BURIED TOGETHER

Partner Carlton W. Pullin

Queer Places:
Athens First Cemetery, Logginou 3, Athina 116 36, Greece

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings (1905-1976) was a very famous designer of mid-XX century home furnishings. In the 1930s and 40s he was the most important and famous decorator in America. He later became the decorator for Aristotle Onassis. His famous Klismos line of furniture was done in Athens where he eventually settled, lived and died. His work is currently in very high demand in America and in a Europe. His furniture sells for extremely high prices. T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings spent more than two decades studying and collecting from the museums of the world the design motifs found in the sculptured reliefs, vase paintings, terracottas and bronze statues of classical Greece. From his research, he has recreated twenty-two models that cover the full range of Greek furniture from the sixth to the fourth centuries B.C. The Furniture of Classical Greece, wrote together with his partner, Carlton W. Pullin, shows the various paintings and vase decorations which served as sources for Robsjohn-Gibbings. A witty writer, Robsjohn-Gibbings was one of the most important post-WWII furniture designers and interior designers and was a design rebel who decried the middle-of-the-road bourgeouise tendency to worship antique recreations.


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