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Early Pierre Chapo Set of Ten S11 Dining Chairs with Aban Dining Table

Sale price$107,000.00

Dining room set consisting of ten S11 dining chairs with Aban T35D dining table by Pierre Chapo
Pierre Chapo, set of ten dining chairs, model 'S11', elm, leather, rope, France, circa 1978

This design is an early edition by Pierre Chapo. Crafted from solid elmwood, the chairs exhibit a refined cubic design that is both sleek and contemporary in appearance. The cognac leather seating and backrest lend a sense of sophistication, while also providing a comfortable and ergonomic seating experience. Of particular note is the remarkable attention to detail evident in the construction of these chairs. The impeccable wood joints, which are prominently featured throughout the design, showcase the mastery of the craftsman. The creation of these joints was made possible through the ingenious application of the pioneering 48 x 72 assembly ratio, resulting in a structurally solid and visually appealing piece.

Dimensions of the chair: listed on the page
Pierre Chapo, dining table, model 'Aban T35D', solid elm, France, circa 1972

This table is one of the early editions designed by Pierre Chapo, known for his hallmark use of solid elmwood and a commitment to pure and clean design and construction principles. Over time, as a result of age and use, a truly exquisite patina has developed on both the table's top and base, enhancing its character and giving it a more vibrant appearance. The table's intriguing base is a testament to Chapo's innovative approach, consisting of only four legs with angled edges, offering stability and a sense of dynamic form. The table is thoughtfully proportioned, featuring a substantial top with well-defined angled edges, resulting in a harmoniously balanced design.

Dimensions of the table: H 71.5 W 224 D 112 cm / H 28.15 W 88.19 D 44.09 inches

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 craftsmanship. 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 1970s
  • dimensions Height 30.91 in. Width 17.33 in. Depth 18.12 in. Seat Height 17.33 in.
  • dimensions Height 78.5 cm Width 44 cm Depth 46 cm Seat Height 44 cm
  • material Elm Leather Rope
  • origin France
  • period 1970-1979
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 50109399 + 50109370 + 45015680 + 50113738 + 50111488