T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, ‘Pair of “Trapeza” tables’, circa 1961, Design/Decorative Art, Patinated bronze, black marble., Phillips
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Pair of “Trapeza” tables, circa 1961

Patinated bronze, black marble.
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Each: 19 x 23 x 34 in. (48.3 x 58.4 x 86.4 cm)

Manufactured by Eleftherios Saridis, Athens.

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T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
1905–1976
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Terence Howard Robsjohn-Gibbings (“Gibby”) gained early renown for the furniture designs inspired by classical Greece that he debuted in 1937. “On Greek vases I saw furniture that was young, untouched by time,” he said. “Vitality, surging through the human figures on the vases, surged through this furniture.” After relocating from England to New York, Robsjohn-Gibbings would set up a showroom on Madison Avenue and quickly earned a reputation as a tastemaker among the city’s elite; his spare, uncluttered designs were popular for their attempt to reconcile Art Deco whimsy with pure, classicist ideals. Robsjohn-Gibbings situated himself in opposition to Modernists like Le Corbusier, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Marcel Breuer, whose designs he dismissed as utilitarian and lifeless, aligning himself instead with more “organic” artists like Pablo Picasso and Henry Moore. He also admired Frank Lloyd Wright.

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, ‘Pair of “Trapeza” tables’, circa 1961, Design/Decorative Art, Patinated bronze, black marble., Phillips
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Each: 19 x 23 x 34 in. (48.3 x 58.4 x 86.4 cm)

Manufactured by Eleftherios Saridis, Athens.

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Beginning in 1960, T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings collaborated with the Athens firm Eleftherios Saridis to reconstruct furniture designs from ancient Greece, including chairs, tables, and stools. For the present pair …

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T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings
1905–1976
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Terence Howard Robsjohn-Gibbings (“Gibby”) gained early renown for the furniture designs inspired by classical Greece that he debuted in 1937. “On Greek vases I saw furniture that was young, untouched by time,” he said. “Vitality, surging through the human figures on the vases, surged through this furniture.” After relocating from England to New York, Robsjohn-Gibbings would set up a showroom on Madison Avenue and quickly earned a reputation as a tastemaker among the city’s elite; his spare, uncluttered designs were popular for their attempt to reconcile Art Deco whimsy with pure, classicist ideals. Robsjohn-Gibbings situated himself in opposition to Modernists like Le Corbusier, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Marcel Breuer, whose designs he dismissed as utilitarian and lifeless, aligning himself instead with more “organic” artists like Pablo Picasso and Henry Moore. He also admired Frank Lloyd Wright.

Pair of “Trapeza” tables, circa 1961

Patinated bronze, black marble.
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