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Pierre Chapo, L07 extendable day bed - 1963

Documentation Documented elsewhere (similar item)
Origin France
Period 1950-1979
Materials Oak.
W. 77.17 in; H. 9.06 in; D. 29.92 in;
W. 196 cm; H. 23 cm; D. 76 cm;
Seat H. 9.06 in;
Seat H. 23 cm;
Creation Date 1963
Description Pierre Chapo, L07 extendable day bed, oak, France, 1963.

This exquisite slidable wood structure can create space for one or two people to lay on it. This piece is impeccable in its technique, as it can be modified to the desired function without any techniques. The system works by means of the slats joining in like a box joint. This slatted day bed is beautiful to behold and features a deep warm color and grain. The sophisticated but simple architectural structure can easily fit in inside or outside space. The simple structure and size make it a strong yet versatile object which fits perfectly into an objectivist, functional movement in design. Since Chapo worked mainly with elm, this is a very rare oak daybed.

Dimensions when closed: D:76
When open D: 138

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 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.
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern
Incollect Reference Number 478748
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