Pierre Chapo S28 chairs pair in elm wood France 1972






Pierre Chapo

France, 1927 – 1987
Designer, craftsman

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Beautiful pair of S28 chairs deigned by Pierre Chapo and made it his own atelier in France in 1972. When Chapo saw the traditional “Aslation chair he was inspired and decided to modernize it . In 1972 he designed the S28 chair which is a design that keeps the basic characteristics of the “Alsatian chair” but at the same time removing it of its decorative elements. The back is made of one single piece of Elm wood and the seat is in solid flat Elm. The four legs point slightly outwards. Each piece of wood was shaped with care and precision. The S28 is a modern chair that maintains the silhouette and comfort of the traditional “Alsatian chair.’ The chairs are in very good original condition and hand signed : The table, benches and stools you see on the images came from the same house and are not included in this listing but can be purchased here/here/here.


Literature; Pierre Chapo A Modern Craftsman Magen H Gallery 2017, page 204


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: S28 chairs
Manufacturer: Atelier Chapo
Year: 1972
Country: France
Materials: Elmwood
Condition: Good
Height: 83 cm
Width: 40 cm
Depth: 40 cm
Item nr: PF22SE123

Holland / Belgium: € Free
Europe: € 75 - 150
Outside Europe: € 250 - 350

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