Pierre Chapo Changeable 'B19' Desk Solid Elm

$19,800.00 USD
$19,800.00 USD

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Pierre Chapo, desk model B19, elm, France, 1960s.

Executive desk in elmwood. The simplicity of this design is it's strength. The quality of the elmwood structure is sublime, it's kept together with beautifully made wooden joints. The storage part of the desk is equipped with several drawers. An amazing feature of this desk is the fact that it can be used as a corner desk, but also the chest of drawers underneath can be either at the left or right, due to the changeability of the top. Overall this piece is extremely versatile and well made.

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 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.

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Product details

  • condition Good
  • creator Pierre Chapo (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1960s
  • dimensions Height 28.75 in. Width 90.56 in. Depth 55.12 in.
  • dimensions Height 73 cm Width 230 cm Depth 140 cm
  • material Elm
  • origin France
  • period 1960-1969
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Barcode 490009063