Pierre Chapo Set of 'T14D' Dining Table and Ten 'S24' Dining Chairs in Elm
When buying or delivering an item within the EU, VAT usually applies and will be added.
Pierre Chapo, set of 'T14D' dining table and ten 'S24' dining chairs, elm, leather, rope, France, 1960s
Pierre Chapo, dining table, model 'T14D', elm, France, 1960s. Width: 224cm/7.4 ft
This dining table is designed by the French designer Pierre Chapo. The rectangular tabletop with sloping edges, and rests on a two-legged base. Strong and simplified design which clearly emerges the woods grain and natural look. With characteristic wood-joints as Chapo's trademark. As characteristic for Chapo's furniture, this piece also is executed in solid elm. It shows a subtle patina due to the use and age of this T14D over the previous years. This table is the large variation on this classic line of tables by Chapo, measuring 224 cm in width.
Pierre Chapo, set of ten dining chairs model 'S24', elm, leather, rope, France, circa 1966.
Dining chairs in solid elmwood with saddle leather seating and back designed by French designer Pierre Chapo. These chairs have a cubic design of solid elmwood with cognac leather back and seating. These chairs show absolutely stunning wood joints and were created as a result of the pioneering 48 x 72 assembly ratio. The thick saddle leather is lightly patinated during use and age and shows interesting stitching.
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 21 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, 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 craftmanship. 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.
Please note that the cognac leather shows subtle differences in tones.
Dimensions of the chair:
H 75.20 x W 40.50 x D 51.50 in cm
Seat height: 44.50.
VAT within the EU: When buying or delivering an item within the EU, VAT usually applies and will be added.