France, 1927 – 1987
Superb and well patinated T18 dining table designed by Pierre Chapo and manufactured in his own Atelier in France in, 1965. This rare version of a dining table has a leather top which has a stunning patina, but this only adds character to the whole as the leather has aged over time. The elmwood is honey coloured and has a lovely grain. The frame itself has no significant marks of usage. The beautiful crafted corner connections are of course a trademark for the designs by Chapo which he used in many of his designs. The table could be easily dis assembled to storage or easy shipping. The chair is not included in this listing, but is available separately.
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.
Chapo’s work 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:||Good, with patina|
|Holland / Belgium:||€ Free|
|Europe:||€ 150 - 450|
|Outside Europe:||€ 900 - 1850|