Pierre Chapo, dining chairs model ‘S24’, elm, leather, France, circa 1966.Dining chairs in solid elmwood with saddle leather seating and back designed by French designer Pierre Chapo. These chairs have a cubic design of solid elmwood with cognac leather back and seating. These chairs show absolutely stunning wood joints and were created as a result of the pioneering 48 x 72 assembly ratio. The thick saddle leather is lightly patinated during use and age and shows interesting stitching.Pierre Chapo (1927-1987) was born in a family of craftsmen and trained as an architect at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Already from a young age, he felt the need to roam the world. He was only 21 when he left France in order to spend the next few years traveling through England and Scandinavia. In December of 1951, he was living back in Paris, where he met his future wife, Nicole. Their meeting was the beginning of a lifelong union. Together, the lovebirds travelled through South and North America being captivated by the architectural diversity. Back in France, he and his partner Nicole set up Société Chapo in 1957. Société Chapo was a design workshop and gallery in one where he showed his own creations. However, Nicole also presented her ceramics, textiles here and they even exhibited other great designers of that period. In 1958, they opened their famous gallery at 14 Boulevard de l’Hopital. Chapo’s work originated by means of special commissions that could later be adapted to universal needs. Throughout his career, Chapo combined his interest for contemporary design with his love for traditional craftmanship. In his designs, he was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s balanced lines, Corbusier’s research on proportions and the ideas of Bauhaus. The three principles that motivated Pierre Chapo were ‘material, form, and function.’ He measured his furniture by means of golden ratio and used elmwood as his preferred material. Unfortunately, Chapo fell ill, and he died in 1987, however, until his last day, he kept on designing and working. Please note that the leather shows subtle differences in tones of cognac leather.
Pierre Chapo (Designer)
Height: 30.12 in. (76.50 cm)Width: 16.03 in. (40.70 cm)Depth: 18.78 in. (47.70 cm)Seat Height: 17.52 in. (44.50 cm)
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Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
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GoodWear consistent with age and use. Every item Morentz offers is checked by our team of 30 craftsmen in our in-house workshop. Special restoration or reupholstery requests can be done. We guarantee a very high-quality standard, ask our design specialists for detailed information.
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