Pierre Chapo biography

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Pierre CHAPO


1927

  • Born July 23, 1927 paris nineteenth one family of artisans in Belleville.
  • Alphonse, grandfather, Dyer, to the porte des Lilas.
  • Aimee, grandmother, fouleuse of felt, to the Telegraph.
  • Gustave, the uncle, merchant of colours in Montreuil.
  • Mary, aunt, grocer in Romainville.
  • The elders of the "fortif" – the area – grants – the fort of lilac – the fort of Romainville – station turrets – the bus Q.

The borders of daily life:

  • The square of the Republic.
  • The place of the throne.
  • The bastille.
  • The channel.
  • The Villette.

Uptown:

  • The chatelet.
  • The opera – havre Caumartin.

Distant neighbourhoods:

  • Cooler.
  • The cheap.
  • Passy.

1927-1937

Municipal school, street noises of Romainville and comings and goings of a family in a kid's ear:

  • Stravinsky.
  • The cross of fire.
  • Wedding and banquets of the family.
  • On 6 February.
  • The Popular Front.
  • Municipal school of the street of Romainville.
  • Maurice chevalier.
  • Mistinguette.
  • Bertha silva.
  • The theatre of Châtelet.

1937-1947

His parents, Dyers, cleaners, launderers, usiniers, moved to Vierzon in the expensive.

  • The war.
  • The occupation.
  • The line of demarcation.
  • The restrictions.
  • The refuelling.
  • Secondary studies in Bourges, Neuvy-on-Barengeon (Vierzon).
  • The choir.
  • The fishing line.
  • The ballads.
  • Swimming.
  • The flirtations.
  • The oil painting.
  • The Wherry.
  • Exhibited his paintings at home of Vierzon youth under the name of Chesper.

1947

Important relationship with a Navy of Vierzon Carpenter:

PERROT, works in his Studio, or it is set with wood, the material, the nature trust. Invented the pyramid library.


1947-1949

End of the Fine Arts, quai malaquais eligible family addiction.

  • A street of seine – nouvos – the Chief of poro – architecture workshop digs the place maubert.
  • A living: weekly LATIN repetitions – dips at mother Mazet – Messenger at Walter.
  • Designer brands – guide to foreign tourists.
  • Escaped to England: hitchhiking – harvest – other trades.
  • Other breakaways: Sweden – Finland – the Gargoyle – bands.
  • Clips-ass – ride with great fanfare in Berlin.

1950

Following studies at the Beaux-Arts, architecture section.

  • Meeting and concubinage with Nicole LORMIER (painter and sculptor) – purchase of the Ford Model T (1922) – another trip to Scandinavia.
  • Exhibition of painting in Norway – paint building. Preliminary draft of a fire station to a village.

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1951-1952

Military service in Germany – marriage with Nicole Lormier.

  • Emile Lormier, the great-grandfather of Nicole, was a carpenter in le Havre.


1953-1954

Continuation of studies in Fine – Arts – Negro of architect – atelier massier – delegated to the holiday of the great mass.


1955 – 1956PC_et_NC_ford_T

Travel in Central America, Mexico, u.s.a. Canada.

  • Birth of the first son, Nicolas CHAPO – the crossing of the continent in Ford T.

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1955

Comparative study of Spanish colonial churches in the 18th century in Antigua, Guatemala.

This study has three hundred photos and surveys to track changes in a theme of architecture.

  • Expressed by a number reduced by manufacturers in a time and a place, very circumscribed.

This study was subsidized and exhibited by the National office of tourism in Guatemala.


1956

  • Stage of Industrial trail in the U.S. Mr. Lescher and Mahoney architects in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Study trip, visit schools of architecture, Mexico Taliesin, m.i.t. Chicago.
  • Report to the great mass.

1957-1958

Continuation of studies in fine arts – the first cases.

  • Being an architect and entrepreneur at a time.
  • No longer want to work for a boss.

1958

Crafts in the black with 2 Hungarian refugees and a Belgian friend.

  • Development of shops in Paris.

1959

Meet Veronica Filozof, Robert Morel.


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  • Shop 14 boulevard hospital 75005 PARIS – construction of the House of the painter Calvet in Montpellier.
  • Trip to the u.s.a. as speaker.
  • First models of furniture:

 

  • First orders:

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- a simple L01, flat bed, on the ground, for Beckett, named Godot.

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- a table called Lorraine T01.


1960

Exhibition Arts and crafts Techniques: tables and sofa.

  • Gold Medal of the city of Paris.

1962-1967

Creation of the workshop for the manufacture of furniture in Clamart.

  • R08Expansion of the business (15 employees) .the R08
  • Participation in exhibitions and various awards: Arts household.
  • French crafts House – Society of encouragement of the Arts and Industries.
  • Salon of artists decorators where he had been denied 2 times – C.A.I.M etc…TV 61

Creation of the B10.


1963

Godul (conjunction of Godot and thingy): three-dimensional Assembly of panels.


1964

Apartment witness to the Cape Camarat (Var). Architects: Véret, Turnauer, Renaudin

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1966

Home of today: a study – expo village. Savigny on barley House Thelu. Architects: Deslandes, Champetier, Marcilly.

  • House of crafts French, Hotel of sense: a Hairdresser, two armchairs.

1967

The artists decorators show: a library.

  • Bronze medal of society of encouragement to art and industry.

1967

 

Birth of the second son, Fidel CHAPO.

  • A change of scenery, and Taube, a visit to the village of Gordes.? attachment_id = 992
  • Discovery of Gordes – Songs of workshop (a record)

 

 

 

 

 

1968

Buy at auction the sandstone, called the cow barn in Gordes.the sandstone 1967

  • Foundation of the company "Chapo to Gordes S.A".divers2_-_copie
  • Pierre CHAPO CEO This company sells and manufactures furniture in solid wood, designed by Pierre Chapo.
  • It includes a plant in Gordes in the Vaucluse.
  • A workshop in Clamart – a boutique in Paris.
  • Custodians in Brussels and in various cities of France.
  • Subcontracting with three workshops in the Vosges (Abrechreschviller, Lunéville).
  • Home of today: a sauna – library Forney, conference under the title: wood, Tradition, Creation and sincerity.

1969

Training course of cabinetmaker (cooperative of Artisans of Rouergue).


1970

Museum of Decorative Arts: conference on cabinetmakers and carpenters.


1972

6 December. Letter to the headmaster of the school of Cavaillon, to the Commissioner of Police of cavaillon.

  • To denounce the practice of drug and prostitution in high school, Cavaillon and Gordes.
  • The inertia of the public authorities.
  • Began a hunger strike.

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The beam tables:

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1976S23

The garden Chair:

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1979S45

The Chlacc:

S45 (construction homogeneous laminated Assembly stuck nailed).


1981

The one-step caliper (invention that allows you to place a panel within a framework without having to disassemble the frame).

  • The table of variable geometry: TGV

1982

No longer chasing buses, monte hardly standing on his table – trying to ride the bike.


1983

Go (modular bookcase).


1983

Disease Charcot – crouched down and can't get up.

  • Impairment of the spinal cord.
  • S L's: lateral sclerosis als.

1984

The anti-cuisine.


1986

Absolutely immobilized and totally dependent.

  • Working with two fingers, both his eyes and his mind, Gordes.

1986

July-August, tribute to Pierre CHAPO and his model exhibition at the Town Hall of Cabrières in Avignon.


1987

January death of Pierre CHAPO.

The album songs of workshop:


 

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