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Chapo B17 Book Shelve in Solid French Elm, 1960

$28,000

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Pierre Chapo, bibliothèque, model no. B17, elm, France, 1960s. Great patina on the wood, one of the earliest shelves made. This is a rare and large model 'B17', shelves designed by Pierre Chapo. The shelving system was created in 1967 were is was presented at the Salon des Arts Ménagers. This robust and solid bookcase consist of four elm shelves that rest under brackets. The bookshelves are in the Campagne style of which Chapo was an important exponent, together with Charlotte Perriand. 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 him 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 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.

Details

  • Creator
    Pierre Chapo (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 74.81 in. (190 cm)Width: 88.98 in. (226 cm)Depth: 13.78 in. (35 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Antwerp, BE
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU933420861502

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    Ships From: Antwerp, Belgium
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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