France, 1927 – 1987
Sculptural and super conditioned T21A dining table designed by Pierre Chapo and manufactured in his own workshop, France 1972. 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 in the same team as gravity. The top shows hardly any wear from usage, the table has a fantastic original well-kept patina from age. Stool is not included in this listing, available separately.
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.
|Condition:||Very good, original|
|Holland / Belgium:||€ 50|
|Europe:||€ 150 - 450|
|Outside Europe:||€ 900 - 1500|