Pierre Chapo Three T21 Dining Tables
Pierre Chapo, three dining room tables with T21D tables, solid elm and leather, France, 1960s.
These three dining tables are designed by French designer Pierre Chapo. The pieces are the T21 model and the chairs (which are not included) are S11 dining chairs. These pieces emphasize Chapo's design philosophy; featuring simplified yet complex design combined executed with nifty, solid construction details.
The base of the tables creates a very open look and makes this an object to make a space more interesting. Well made solid wood joints, also shown on the side of the top with double connection made of elmwood, true Chapo trademarks. The round top beautifully exposed the grain of the elmwood, which gives this table a natural character. A beautiful patina emphasizes the wood.
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. 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.
Please note that the price is per set, consisting of one table and six chairs. One of these sets is recently sold.
Measurements per element:
Table: Dm 140 x H 72 cm
Chair: W 44 x D 46 x H 78 cm - seat height 43.5 cm.