Offered by: Goldwood by Boris
By Appt. Antwerp 2140 , Belgium Call Seller 32493794223


Elmwood B40 Desk by Pierre Chapo in Black Ash, France, 1970s

$ 19,600
  • Description
    Pierre Chapo; B40 desk; Elm; France; 1970s; Mid-Century Modern, Rustic; Postmodern; Cabinets; Black ash;

    Exceptional B40 desk by Pierre Chapo crafted from solid elmwood in black ash. This piece dates back to the 1970s and adds a vintage touch to your workspace. The carved tabletop with slanted sides and corners is a remarkable feature of this desk, with its characteristic wood joints that Pierre Chapo is renowned for. The two cabinets that support the tabletop are equipped with shelves and drawers, providing ample storage space for your belongings. The high attention to detail is evident in the design, making it a true masterpiece. The cabinets are separate from the floating desktop, allowing you to arrange your workspace according to your preference.

    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'Hôpital. 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, Le Corbusier's research on proportions, and Bauhaus. Société Chapo was a design workshop and gallery in one where Nicole presented ceramics, textiles, and other designs 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 the golden ratio and used elmwood as his preferred Material.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Origin: France
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Elm
    Condition: Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Incollect Reference #: 692187
  • Dimensions
    W. 98.43 in; H. 29.53 in; D. 34.26 in;
    W. 250.01 cm; H. 75.01 cm; D. 87.02 cm;
Message from Seller:

Goldwood is an eclectic furniture and decoration boutique based in Antwerp, Belgium. Founded by Boris Devis, the store features a stunning collection of high-end 20th century items, offering an exciting mixture of luxurious and decorative pieces that range from classic designs by the likes of Tobia Scarpa and Wim Rietveld, to antique pieces by unknown designers.

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