Office Set with Early Pierre Chapo Table and Erich Dieckmann Armchair


Office set consisting of Pierre Chapo Table with Erich Diekmann Armchair

Pierre Chapo, table, model T14C, solid elm, France, design 1960s

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.Strong and simplified design with expressive wood grains that lend it a 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 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.
Erich Dieckmann, armchair, model 'M42', walnut, fabric, Germany, circa 1926

This is a rare Bauhaus armchair by German designer Erich Dieckmann created in the 1930s. It is composed of a frame in walnut and an upholstered seat in striped fabric. The design features the Bauhaus philosophy, in which form follows function. The typical characteristics of Dieckmann are clearly present noticing the strict geometry with rectangular structures and flat wooden battens.

Erich Dieckmann (1896-1944) played a role at the Bauhaus in Weimar. He graduated in architecture at Technische Hochschule Danzig (Gdansk). Dieckmann than studied painting at Dresden and was a student at Staatliches Bauhaus in Weimar from 1921-25. He began early in his career to design furniture. Per example in 1927 he designed “Typenmöbel” for an apartment of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s architecture at Weißenhof-Siedlung in Stuttgart.

Dimensions table: Height 73.5 Width 183.5 Depth 85.3 cm
Height 28.94 Width 72.24 Depth 33.58 inches

Dimensions chair: Height 78 Width 54.5 Depth 57 cm
Height 30.71 Width 21.46 Depth 22.44

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Pierre Chapo (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1920s and 1960s
  • dimensions Height 28.94 in. Width 72.25 in. Depth 33.59 in.
  • dimensions Height 73.5 cm Width 183.5 cm Depth 85.3 cm
  • material Elm Walnut
  • origin Europe
  • period 1960-1969
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 50112148 + 45009929