Pierre Chapo (23 July 1927- January 1987), born in Paris, was a French furniture designer and craftsman.
Pierre Chapo was first interested in painting, his encounter with a shipbuilding carpenter in 1947, introduced him to wood and woodworking, and led to architectural studies at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. After traveling through Scandinavia, Central America and working for a year in the United States, he returned to Paris and pursued his interest in wood, crafting furniture mainly out of solid oak, elm, ash or teak with a double concern for contemporary design and traditional know-how. He opened a gallery on boulevard de l'Hôpital in the 13th arrondissement of Paris, where along his own creations, he displayed the work of other craftsmen or artists such as Isamu Noguchi with whom he shared a sculptural and organic approach to design.
In 1960 he received the gold medal from the city of Paris.
In 1983, Pierre Chapo was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease and died in 1987, shortly before his sixtieth birthday.
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