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Design Glossary: Savonarola and Dante Chairs

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 04:22 AM
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by Anna Hoffman (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) last modified Jun 09, 2011

After last week's Retrospect post on curule stools, I kept seeing X-form chairs wherever I went (I think there's an official diagnosis that goes along with this condition). But what was with all the




 

 

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After last week's Retrospect post on curule stools, I kept seeing X-form chairs wherever I went (I think there's an official diagnosis that goes along with this condition). But what was with all the nomenclature? Sometimes called Savonarola chairs, sometimes Dantesca chairs, Dante chairs, scissor chairs, etc. And then there are sedie a tenaglia, which look a lot like mid-century side chairs by the designer Harvey Probber. So here's a brief glossary of all these overlapping terms.



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