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Roger Capron Furniture

French, 1922-2006

Roger Capron is best known for his geometrically complex, vibrantly colored tile-topped coffee tables. These mid-century furnishings, with their comely palettes and playful arrangements of abstract forms or natural-world motifs, are approachable yet sophisticated. They draw on Scandinavian modernism and exemplify the Parisian ceramist’s belief in ensuring that things of beauty are easily and widely accessible, a principle espoused by French decorative artist and designer René Gabriel.

Capron graduated in 1943 from the School of Applied Arts in Paris. In a small atelier he later founded with Robert Picault and Jean Derval in Vallauris, Capron made alluring sculptures, table lamps and other objects and found inspiration in the work of Pablo Picasso, who had also opened an atelier in the region. He parted ways with his fellow ceramists in 1952 in order to open his own manufactory, Atelier Capron.

Initially staffed by a handful of workers, Atelier Capron captured international attention. His pieces were sold in stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Gimbels. Later, Capron’s wife, Jacotte, studied art and became a valued collaborator. Owing in part to her expertise in mixing pigments and glazes, Capron’s best-known ceramics feature dazzling colors and whimsical characters. Like Picasso, he experimented with many artistic styles and never settled on one technique for too long. His coffee tables, side tables and decorative objects are among the most enduring and coveted designs of the mid-century modern era.

While Capron’s factory had grown tenfold by 1980, it shut down a few years later after a slew of competitors began mass-producing cheaper imitations.

Capron won an award at the Milan Triennial in 1954 and International Grand Prize for Ceramics in 1970. His works have been displayed in the Musée National de la Céramique and the Musée Magnelli.

On 1stDibs, find vintage Roger Capron ceramics, tables and other decorative objects and furniture.

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Creator: Roger Capron
Dealer: DeAngelis
Roger Capron Coffee Table, France
By Roger Capron
Located in San Francisco, CA
Roger Capron ceramic low coffee table, France. Studio craft hand made quality with impressed herbs and flowers in a stained bentwood frames on four cylindrical legs. In very good vin...
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Roger Capron Furniture

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Ceramic, Bentwood

Roger Capron Ceramic Coffee Table, France
By Roger Capron
Located in San Francisco, CA
Roger Capron ceramic low coffee table, France. Bohemian chic studio craft tile top coffee table by Roger Capron, signed. In very good vintage condition with signs of wear to the stai...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Roger Capron Furniture

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Roger Capron Gres des Garrigues Oval Coffee Table, France
By Roger Capron
Located in San Francisco, CA
Roger Capron design ceramic oval Gres des Garrigues coffee table, France. Organic nature motif with impressed herbs and flowers into a decorative oval top on a stained banded top on ...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Roger Capron Furniture

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Ceramic

Roger Capron Ceramic Floral Motif Coffee Table, France
By Roger Capron
Located in San Francisco, CA
Roger Capron design ceramic coffee table, France. Lovely and colorful floral motif top enclosed by a banded fruitwood top on cylindrical legs, signed.
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Roger Capron Furniture

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Ceramic

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Roger Capron furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Roger Capron furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of ceramic and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Roger Capron furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 3 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 4 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Roger Capron were created in the mid-century modern style in france during the 21st century and contemporary. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Jacques Blin, Pierre Chapo, and Vallauris. Prices for Roger Capron furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $177 and can go as high as $30,057, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $3,259.

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