Pierre Chapo T21a dining table in Elmwood France 1960






Pierre Chapo

France, 1927 – 1987
Designer, craftsman

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Sculptural small T21A dining- or breakfast table designed by Pierre Chapo and manufactured in his own workshop in Gordes in France in 1960s. This dining table is made of solid elmwood has very nice constructed tabletop. The wood-joint connections of the crossed table legs are a typical feature used by Chapo, which makes this table instantly recognizable. This table features 3 solid elm wooden legs which have an a-symmetrical shape which makes it possible to construct the frame like this, using only a small wooden triangle in the centre, a large bolt and nut to assemble the feet to the top. An ingenious system where construction plays a big part, the same as gravity. Beautiful veins in the elm wood and the table has a fantastic original well-kept original appearance. Can be disassembled for easy transport. Chair and stool on the pictures are not included in this listing.


Literature; Pierre Chapo A Modern Craftsman Magen H Gallery 2017, page 71


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: T21a
Manufacturer: Atelier Chapo
Year: 1960
Country: France
Materials: Elmwood
Condition: Very good
Height: 73 cm
Width: 95 cm
Depth: 95 cm
Item nr: F21SE063

Holland / Belgium: € Free
Europe: € 150 - 450
Outside Europe: € 750 - 1250

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