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S31A stool in solid elmwood. Designed by Pierre Chapo in 1960.
French designer and craftsman Pierre Chapo (1927-1987) studied architecture at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In 1958 he opened la Galerie Chapo in Paris where he exhibited his own work as well as other’s, including the Japanese artist and designer Isamu Noguchi’s.
Chapo’s designs were influenced by design masters of Bauhaus and French designer Charlotte Perriand, who created large-scale, minimal wood and metal furniture pieces. However, Chapo focused solely on interior designs made from wood and is considered a master wood craftsman. His designs are distinctly bold and robust, juxtaposed with fine details, unveiling Chapo’s deep knowledge and understanding of traditional crafts. Among his work is the Godot Bed from 1965, an order from Samuel Beckett himself.
In 1960 Chapo was awarded a Gold Medal at the Exhibition of Arts and Techniques of the Crafts, Paris. Today Chapo is widely known as a prolific figure of the Mid-Century Modern style.
H 45 x Ø 45 cm
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