France, 1927 – 1987
Fantastic looking L02B ‘Louis’ bed, designed by Pierre Chapo and manufactured in his own atelier in France, 1965. This bed has a solid elm wooden frame in which his trademark joinery is used. The condition is very good. No significant marks of usage are to be found, or at least worth pointing out. The scale and appeal of the bed make it look a bit bulky, yet refined in detail. All in all, a true well preserved and eye catching piece which most certainly will stand out in any well designed bedroom. The bed uses an 140x190cm mattress size.
The work of Chapo combines ancient woodworking skill and tradition with a contemporary aproach. 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 scandiavia, Central America and the United States. After returning tot he 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 recieved 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.
|Condition:||Very good, original|
|Holland / Belgium:||€ 50|
|Europe:||€ 250 - 500|
|Outside Europe:||€ 1000 - 2000|