Set of Six Pierre Chapo 'S11' Dining Chairs in Solid Elm and Yellow Leather
Pierre Chapo, set of six dining chairs, model S11, elm and leather, France, circa 1966.
A set of 6 chairs in solid elmwood with unusual yellow saddle leather seating and back. Designed by French designer Pierre Chapo in Paris. These chairs have a cubic design of solid elmwood with yellow 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 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.
- Magen, H. Gallery. Pierre Chapo. A Modern Craftsman. New York, 2017, p. 192.