Pierre Chapo “Godot” Daybed in Elm
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Pierre Chapo, “Godot” L01I daybed, elm and fabric, France, 1965
The L01 bed by Pierre Chapo is characterized for its taut, sober design with simple lines and the box joints at the corners of the frame. Chapo designed this daybed in 1959 for the writer Samuel Becket and named it 'Godot', in reference to the play 'Waiting for Godot'. This specific model is called L01I and features a mattress size of 140 x 190cm / 55 x 75 in.
Please note that the depicted photographs show an example of the way the mattress with cushion can be tailored to specific wishes of our clients. We kindly ask you to contact our design experts to discuss your wishes regarding upholstery and finishing. Your special requests can be realized by the experienced craftsmen in our own in-house restoration and upholstery atelier. With high attention to the original, they make sure every piece retains its value and is ready for the many years to come.
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.
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