Pierre Chapo benches model S14D France 1965






Pierre Chapo

France, 1927 – 1987
Designer, craftsman

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Rare large model S14D benches designed by Pierre Chapo and made in his own atelier in France in 1965. Originally these benches meant to go with the T14 table, they share the base and pillar with it. They also get their sturdy appearance from the S01 stools. The benches have a long rectangular thick solid elm top with a rounded and slanted edge giving them a robust appearance. You can see the typical wood joints on the sides of the seat, similar to what Charlotte Perriand used in her designs. They’re in fantastic original condition. You can use the benches around a dining table, in a living room with books on top or in a hallway with a nice art piece hanging above it.


Kindly note that the benches are priced and sold individually, but we have 2 available. Table, chairs and stools from the same house not included in this listing but can be purchased here/here/here.


Literature; Pierre Chapo A Modern Craftsman Magen H Gallery 2017, page 181


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. Pierre Chapo is for sure one of the best designers from French soil, clearly to be seen at his architectural designs and craftsmanship.

Designer: Pierre Chapo
Type: S14D benches
Manufacturer: Atelier Chapo
Year: 1960
Country: France
Materials: Elmwood
Condition: Very good, original
Height: 43 cm
Width: 216 cm
Depth: 35 cm
Item nr: PF22SE122

Holland / Belgium: € Free
Europe: € 150 - 500
Outside Europe: € 900 - 1850

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