Pierre Chapo Set of Six Dining Chairs 'S11' in Solid Elm and Yellow Leather
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Pierre Chapo, set of six dining chairs, model S11, elm, yellow leather, France, circa 1966
A set of six chairs in solid elm wood and yellow saddle leather, which makes this set rare. French designer Pierre Chapo created the S11 with a cubic design in mind and combined it with absolutely stunning wood joints that were created as a result of the pioneering 48 x 72 assembly ratio. At the corners the wooden connections create a three-dimensional look that highlights the design. The leather shows striking patina that adds to the uniqueness of these chairs.
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 him 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. Societé 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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