Early Pierre Chapo 'T14C' Table in Solid Elm with Kaare Klint Chairs
Set of Pierre Chapo dining table with Kaare Klint set of four dining chairs
Pierre Chapo, dining table model T14C, elm, France, design 1960s
This design is an early edition, created according to the original craft methodology of Pierre Chapo. This dining has a strong and simplified design which clearly emerges the woods grain and natural look. The rectangular tabletop with sloping edges, rests on a two-legged base. With characteristic wood-joints as Chapo's trademark. It shows a subtle patina due to the use and age of this T14C over the previous years. This table is a smaller variation on this Classic line of tables by Chapo, measuring 183 cm in width.
Pierre Chapo (1927-1987) was born in a family of craftsmen and trained as an architect in Paris. After spending many years traveling through south and North America he and his partner Nicole set up Société Chapo, an architectural research consultancy and interior design firm. 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. Chapo was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's balanced lines, Corbusier's research on proportions and the Minimalist tendencies of Bauhaus. Societe Chapo was a design workshop and gallery in one where Nicole presented ceramics, textiles and other design by the great designers of the day. 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.
Kaare Klint for Rud Rasmussen, set of four dining chairs 'The Red Chair', model 3758, original patinated leather, wood, Denmark, designed 1927, manufactured 1930s
Set of four dining chairs, designed by Kaare Klint in 1927 and manufactured by Rudolf Radmussen. These iconic chairs were initially designed for the lecture hall of the Danish Art and Design Museum. Later on, they were also presented at the World Exposition in Barcelona, where the design won the grand prix medal in 1929. The chairs are therefore also called 'Barcelona Chair'.
Kaare Klint designed the chairs with an historic reference in mind. The form was influenced by an 18th century English design Classic: The Chippendale chair. Klint used the perfect proportions of these chairs but streamlined them, so the design would be stripped of unnecessary decoration. With this landmark functionalist design, Kaare Klint searched for the essence of form and shape, leaving all superfluous ornaments behind. Klint stood with his 'Red Chair' at the very beginning of the highly influential Danish design movement. This chair can therefore be considered as a key design in the oeuvre of Klint, but also for Danish furniture making in general.
Dimensions of the chair: H 85 x W 47 x D 50 in cm
Seat height: 46 cm
Please note that this set still has its original leather with visible patina and signs of wear and use. Furthermore, one chair needs restoration due to the broken wooden frame underneath the seat. Reupholstery and restoration is possible before shipping by our experienced craftsman in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains its value and is ready for the many years to come. We kindly ask you to contact our design experts for further information about the endless possibilities our restoration and upholstery atelier has to offer. Of course, a locally organized restoration is possible as well.
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