Set of Pierre Chapo Dining Table and Eight Dining Chairs in Elm and Leather
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Pierre Chapo, set of one dining table model 'T21E' and eight dining chairs model 'S11', elm, France.
Pierre Chapo, dining table model 'T21E', elm, France, 1973
This round 'T21 E' dining table is designed by Pierre Chapo and its table top has a diameter of 160 cm (63 in). The shape of the base creates a very dynamic look. The perfectly made solid wood joints, also shown on the side of the top with double connection are made of solid elmwood, are true Chapo trademark. The round top beautifully exposes the grain of the elmwood, giving this table a natural character.
Pierre Chapo, set of eight dining chairs model 'S11', elm, leather, France, circa 1966.
A set of eight chairs in solid elmwood with cognac leather seating and back, designed by French designer Pierre Chapo. The 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.
Dimensions of the chair: H 78 x W 43.5 x D 44 x Seat Height 44 in cm
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.
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