France, 1927 – 1987
A very nice and minimal R05 dressing cabinet with S11 stool, designed by Pierre Chapo and was made in his own atelier in France, 1960. The R05 is one of the more unknown designs that Chapo made, but that makes this piece more interesting than others. This dressing cabinet has a fantastic honey coloured elm wood with a beautiful patina to it. There are no significant marks of usage. The wood is honey coloured by age and has a lovely grain to the French elm. There are a lot of woodworking details such as the typical dovetail connections which connect this cabinet and the almost invisible grip handles along the drawers, making them a part of the design and not lose the aesthetical beauty. The 7 drawers on the right side have different sizes, so they can be used for different purposes. The drawers run smoothly and provide plenty of storage space. This dressing table comes with its original and rare S11 stool which has a brown leather upholstered cushion. This is for a fantastic set which would look great in any bedroom to compliment other possible Pierre Chapo pieces. Priced and sold as a set.
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 are looking for something particular, please do not hesitate to contact us.
|R05 Dressing cabinet with stool
|Solid elm, leather
|F22MA08 / PF22MA08
|Holland / Belgium:
|€ 150 - 450
|€ 1000 - 2000