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Pierre Chapo Grand Patinated Black Leather Elm Chairs S10X, circa 1964

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Pierre Chapo, two armchairs, model S10X, elm and leather, France, circa 1964. This set of two lounge chairs is designed by Pierre Chapo. These comfortable armchairs in solid elmwood and black saddle leather of this specific set features a wonderful and rich patina. This set is therefore especially interesting as the ageing of the leather creates a sculptural feeling. The chairs are based on Chapo's 48 x 72 assembly principle. The S10 chair is most likely a reference to Corbusier's LC2. It was a very popular chair when it first came out. The chair can be fully dismantled and is a wonderful example of chair with a complex assembly yet with a sober, modest aesthetic. The entire structure is held together by the tension of the leather seat on the frame. An expressive patina is visible on the natural leather. The sincere appearance and smart construction this model shows, characterizes the work Pierre Chapo is renowned for. The straight lines of the sturdy rectangular wooden frame nicely contrast to the thin back and curved straps of the armrests.  Pierre Chapo (1927-1987) was born in a family of craftsmen and trained as an architect in Paris. After spending many years traveling through south and North America he and his partner Nicole set up Société Chapo, an architectural research consultancy and interior design firm. 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. Chapo was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's balanced lines, Corbusier's research on proportions and the Minimalist tendencies of Bauhaus. Societe Chapo was a design workshop and gallery in one where Nicole presented ceramics, textiles and other design by the great designers of the day. 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. Please note that the price is per item, not per set.

Details

  • Creator
    Pierre Chapo (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.53 in. (75 cm)Width: 26.78 in. (68 cm)Depth: 25.2 in. (64 cm)Seat Height: 13.39 in. (34 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1964
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. The patinated black leather is aged and shows cracks in the seat and color fading at the corners. The cognac leather armrests are patinated.
  • Seller Location
    Waalwijk, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 450122011stDibs: LU933116432731

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    Ships From: Waalwijk, Netherlands
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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Located in Waalwijk, Netherlands

Established in 2006, Morentz has a team of approximately 55 restorers, upholsterers, interior advisers and art historians, making it a gallery, workshop and upholstery studio, all in one. Every day, a carefully selected array of 20th-century furniture arrives from all over the world at the firm’s warehouse, where the team thoroughly e...

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