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Early Pierre Chapo 'T20A' Dining Table in Solid Elm

Sale price$64,500.00

Pierre Chapo, dining table, model 'T20A', elmwood, France, 1972

Conceived in 1972 by Pierre Chapo during his reimagining of the T14 table concept, this design is an early edition that retained the iconic pillar-leg base. Chapo, however, introduced a distinctive touch by elongating the table with a straight-sided, curved-ended top. The rounded angles elegantly harmonize the voluminous structure, while the elm material gracefully exhibits a subtle patina, bearing witness to the table's age and years of use. As one of the grander variations in Chapo's collection, this table has an impressive width of 260 cm.

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.

Kindly note that the table is in good condition with some signs of age and use, including scratches. For further details, we encourage you to reach out to our team of design specialists.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Pierre Chapo (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1970s
  • dimensions Height 29.53 in. Width 102.37 in. Depth 37.01 in.
  • dimensions Height 75 cm Width 260 cm Depth 94 cm
  • material Elm
  • origin France
  • period 1970-1979
  • style Mid-Century Modern (In the Style Of)
  • barcode 50114901