Vintage Pierre Chapo S45 Chair

Designed by Pierre Chapo

Vintage Pierre Chapo S45 Chair

Price For 1 Chair (Sold As A Pair)



Combining traditional craftsmanship with a unique perspective on architectural design, this vintage S45 chair was designed by Pierre Chapo and was manufactured in his own workshop. One of his most sculptural creations, the shape of the S45 chair (also known as the 'Chlacc' chair) bears resemblance to the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris where its creator was born. Displaying Chapo's famous craftsmanship and joint woodwork, this chair features balancing proportions of solid elm wood.

Pierre Chapo (1927-1987) can be considered as one of the most recognized designers from the French Modernist period. Born in Paris to a family of craftsmen, Chapo was initially interested in becoming a professional painter. However, after a chance meeting with a shipbuilder who introduced him to woodworking, Chapo changed his focus. He decided to study architectural studies at the prestigious École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, graduating in 1958. Chapo was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's balanced lines, Corbusier's research on proportions and the Minimalist tendencies of Bauhaus. He measured his furniture by means of the golden ratio and used Elm wood as his preferred material.

Style: Mid-Century Modern
Period: Circa 1970s

Sold as a set and cannot be purchased individually. Price displayed is for 1 chair. See in-store for details.
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  • Width: 17.5”
  • Depth: 22”
  • Height: 41.5”


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