As the name suggests, classical interior design is deeply influenced by classicism – a reverence for the classical period and its aesthetics – and the Western classical tradition. Vitruvian proportions (those advocated by da Vinci) were a fundamental element of the classical style’s architecture, art and design resulting in a formally aesthetically pleasing beauty.
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The most iconic piece of furniture from classical interior design style is the klismos chair – a reproduction piece designed by British-born furniture designer T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings. The classical design is recognised by its saber legs, strapped leather seat (although upholstered designs are now common) and curved back. The chaise longue also carries classical inspirations.