France, 1927 – 1987
Beautiful model R14 chest of drawers designed by Pierre Chapo and manufactured in his own atelier in Gordes, France 1960. This cabinet is one of the most versatile designs by Chapo. Although its beauty lies in the simplicity of the design, it has fantastic woodworking details which were very characteristic for the designs by Pierre Chapo. The cabinet is made of solid parts of elm wood which show a stunning structure. The piece is beautifully crafted with several wooden joints which are not only structurally necessary, but they are also a part of the aesthetic. The chest can be used for different purposes as it has a nice modest size, it almost fits everywhere, and still, it provides the necessary space on the inside. The cabinet features 5 drawers in different size for lots of variations in storage options. This cabinet is in stunning original condition and has a beautiful honey coloured tone.
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 - 450|
|Outside Europe:||€ 1000 - 2000|