Office Set with Early Pierre Chapo Table and Erich Dieckmann Armchair
Pierre Chapo Table with Erich Diekmann Armchair
Pierre Chapo table model T14C, elm, France, design 1960s with Erich Dieckmann Bauhaus Armchair in Walnut and Fabric
This design is an early edition, created according to the original craft methodology of Pierre Chapo. 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.
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's composed of a frame in walnut and an upholstered seat in 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.
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.
Dimensions table: Height 73.5 Width 183.5 Depth 85.3 cm
Dimensions chair: Height 78 Width 54.5 Depth 57 cm
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