France, 1927 – 1987
A truly beautiful and well preserved large sized B10 bookcase with adjustable shelves, designed by Pierre Chapo and made in his own atelier in France, 1960. The B10 is one of the more familiar designs that Chapo made, and this particular piece still is in a very good fully original condition, despite Elmwood is sensitive to discoloration or sun damage. There are no significant marks of usage. The wood is honey coloured and has a lovely grain. There are a lot of little woodworking details such as the invisible door handles. The beautiful, crafted corner connections are of course a trademark for the designs by Chapo which he used in many of his designs. The shelves are adjustable, and the closed cabinet below features 3 folding doors with shelves behind.
The work of Chapo combines ancient woodworking skill and tradition with a contemporary approach. In designing his distinguished pieces, Solid oak, elm, teak and ash were mainly used. After graduating from the Parisian École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in architectural studies, he travelled through Scandinavia, Central America and the United States. After returning to the French capital, he opened his own gallery in 1958 on boulevard de l’Hôpital 14, where among other artists mainly his and Isamu Noguchi’s creations were on display. In 1960, he received a gold medal from the city of Paris as a token of appreciation for his contributions to the city.
The work by Pierre Chapo is parallel to the designs by Charlotte Perriand. Due to the increase of demand for those pieces, Pierre Chapo’s work is highly sought after as its similar in many ways. Pierre Chapo is for sure one of the best designers from French soil, clearly to be seen at his architectural designs and craftsmanship.
We always have a selection of Chapo in stock, so if you need something in particular, please do not hesitate to contact us.
|Holland / Belgium:||€ 50|
|Europe:||€ 150 - 500|
|Outside Europe:||€ 1000 - 2000|