Offered by: H. Gallery
Concordiastraat 68 - 127 Utrecht 3551EM , Netherlands Call Seller 0031302270051


Early Pierre Chapo Solid Elm Daybed with Drawer Model "L03", France circa 1965

$ 14,250
  • Description
    This daybed - like all Chapo designs - have the designer’s characteristic wood joinery that is impeccable and testifies of his woodworking mastery. This daybed is said to have been designed around the end of the 1960s, and like back in its time, it remains a rarity.

    The “L03” has a streamlined, elegant look achieved by natural materials and functional elements. The handcrafted joints recall the techniques of the expert woodworkers of Japan. The ​joining together of pieces of wood to form this more complex wooden composition, is the quintessential technique that defines this daybed. The dovetail joint is often considered one of the more elaborate joints in the woodworking world, where trapezoidal pins and tails fit seamlessly together to provide a firm interlocking system and provide a substitute for screws and bolts. Pierre Chapo was a big proponent of this innovative design due to its clean look and its high tensile strength. On this daybed, Chapo also used mortise and tenon joints, which require extreme precision and expertise. For the smart use of space, Chapo incorporated drawers under the daybed. The mattress and head cushion are upholstered in a beautiful light, bouclé fabric that highlights the warm elm wood.

    The French pioneer, Pierre Chapo never lost his commitment to the traditional crafts of cabinetmaking and joinery during his 30-year-long career. He believed that they were essential for great furniture. His work can be seen as a fusion of modern design and traditional craftsmanship. In all his work, including this daybed, the love of wood and its qualities is evident.

    In very good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The elm wood has a beautiful patina. The mattress and head cushion have been upholstered in a premium fabric.

    80.11 in W x 31.29 in D x 16.73 in H (excluding cushion)
    203.5 cm W x 79.5 cm D x 42.5 cm H (excluding cushion)

    Head cushion:
    6.29 in Ø x 27.36 in W
    16 cm Ø x 69.5 cm W

    About the designer:
    Pierre Chapo, born in Paris on July 1927, was initially interested in becoming a professional painter. However, after a chance meeting with a shipbuilder who introduced him to wood and wood crafts, Chapo changed his focus and decided to study architectural studies at the prestigious École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

    After graduating Chapo and his wife, the sculptor and painter Nicole Lormier, started to travel extensively through Scandinavia and Central America. Among the many places the couple visited was the home and studio of Frank Lloyd Wright in Taliesin West. A visit that had a lasting influence on Chapo’s future work and designs. Read more about Pierre Chapo. ~H.

    This daybed will be packaged and shipped with the greatest care and attention to make sure you will receive the item in gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.

    VAT normally applies and will be added to items when purchased by a European buyer or transported to a location within the EU.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Origin: France
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Elm, Fabric
    Condition: Good. In very good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The elm wood has a beautiful patina. The mattress and head cushion have been upholstered in a premium fabric.
    Creation Date: ca 1965
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Dealer Reference #: 88880180
    Incollect Reference #: 697857
  • Dimensions
    W. 80.12 in; H. 16.73 in; D. 31.3 in;
    W. 203.5 cm; H. 42.5 cm; D. 79.5 cm;
Message from Seller:

Located in Utrecht, The Netherlands, H. Gallery specializes in modern and contemporary design with a strong focus on Brazil and Scandinavia. The gallery strives to preserve and promote especially Brazil's rich design heritage and curates a select group of contemporary artists. Meticulous research, ie getting in contact with the original designers, producers, their heirs, and retrieving and indexing old catalogues and magazines is at the heart of its activities. All works presented excel in great

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