France, 1927 – 1987
Very distinctive and clean pair of ‘Model L03’ daybeds designed by Pierre Chapo and manufactured in 1963 in his own workshop. These beds are in a very good and original condition, and have solid elm wooden frames in which his trademark joinery is used. No significant marks of usage are to be found, or at least worth pointing out. The cushions are newly upholstered in a lovely structured off white bouclé fabric, which is a very soothing contrast with the frames. Each daybeds is equipped with two drawers that offer a lot of storage space underneath, and the beds can be put together to create a big twinbed. A fantastic design, typical for the work of Pierre chapo in very nice original patinated elm wood, aged over time. The beds are sold seperately and come with a copy of the original invoice from 1978.
Like all of our upholstered pieces these can also be newly upholstered to your admiration. Ask our experienced upholstery department for an affordable quote for the item you want customized. We only use the best quality fabrics, foam and materials for all of our items. With the reupholstery we will keep the originality in mind so the piece doesn’t lose its value and will be ready for years of use again.
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, newly upholstered|
|Item nr:||AF21OK25 / AF21OK251|
|Holland / Belgium:||€ 50|
|Europe:||€ 150 - 450|
|Outside Europe:||€ 900 - 1850|
Reupholstery estimate; 275 Euro