Pierre Chapo T21D Dining Table with Three S38A Benches 1960s
Pierre Chapo, Two benches and round pedestal table, solid elmwood, France, 1960s.
Very well crafted round pedestal T21D table and 3 quarter round S38 benches, all in good condition. The basic design and constructions, as well as the use of solid Elmwood characterizes the work of Chapo.
The interesting base of the table is build with 5 similar legs, with angled edges to provide a stable construction. The well sized table has a thick top with an angled edge, all well proportioned. The construction details visible on the edge give it a sincere expression.
The three benches provide seating for approximately 6 users. The legs are angled backwards, which makes it easy to go and sit.
Please note there is a small difference in tones of wood between the table and the benches. The table is slightly darker in comparison with the three benches.
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.