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Early Pierre Chapo Dining Table 'Aban' T35D in Solid Elm

Sale price$49,500.00

Pierre Chapo, dining table model 'Aban' T35D, solid elm, France, circa 1972 

This design is an early edition created by Pierre Chapo. The basic design and construction, as well as the use of solid elmwood characterizes the work of the designer The table shows outstanding craftsmanship. The interesting base of the table is built with four intertwined angled legs to provide a stabile construction. It gives the solid table a unique, dynamic expression. The well-sized table has a thick top with a slightly angled edge, which is a refined detail. This design is well-proportioned and the typical Chapo wood-joints are visible.

Pierre Chapo (1927-1987) was born in a family of craftsmen and trained as an architect at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Already from a young age, he felt the need to roam the world. He was only twenty-one when he left France in order to spend the next few years traveling through England and Scandinavia. In December of 1951, he was living back in Paris, where he met his future wife, Nicole. Their meeting was the beginning of a lifelong union. Together, the lovebirds travelled through South and North America being captivated by the architectural diversity. Back in France, he and his partner Nicole set up Société Chapo in 1957. Société Chapo was a design workshop and gallery in one where he showed his own creations. However, Nicole also presented her ceramics, and textiles here and they even exhibited other great designers of that period. In 1958, they opened their famous gallery at 14 Boulevard de l'Hopital. Chapo's work originated by means of special commissions that could later be adapted to universal needs. Throughout his career, Chapo combined his interest for contemporary design with his love for traditional craftmanship. In his designs, he was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's balanced lines, Corbusier's research on proportions and the ideas of Bauhaus. The three principles that motivated Pierre Chapo were 'material, form, and function.' He measured his furniture by means of golden ratio and used elmwood as his preferred material. Unfortunately, Chapo fell ill, and he died in 1987, however, until his last day, he kept on designing and working.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Pierre Chapo (Designer)
  • date of manufacture circa 1972
  • dimensions Height 29.14 in. Width 88.59 in. Depth 44.49 in.
  • dimensions Height 74 cm Width 225 cm Depth 113 cm
  • material Elm
  • origin France
  • period 1970-1979
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 45015062