T08- Pierre Chapo – Coffe table – Table basse 4 Mortaises




Pierre Chapo “T08” coffee table

The T08 table is one of the “five-centimeter” tables and a fine illustration of the pragmatism of Pierre Chapo, who designed a long, narrow table to ensure it would be versatile. The T08 frees up ample space around it, enabling diverse and multiple seating options. The table’s sobriety and geometrical balance fit perfectly with the rectangular legs and the top. By lodging the legs in the top, all the way up to the surface, Pierre Chapo managed to avoid the clunky aesthetic of the band that would have been required if the leg tenons had been hidden by the top.

Pierre Chapo (1927-1987) was born into a family of craftsmen and trained in Paris as an architect. After spending many years traveling across South and North America, he and his partner Nicole created the Chapo Company, an architectural research and interior design consulting firm. In 1958, they opened their famous gallery at 14 Boulevard de l’Hôpital. Chapo’s work was born by means of special commissions which could later be adapted to universal needs. Chapo was inspired by the balanced lines of Frank Lloyd Wright, Corbusier’s research on proportions and the Bauhaus. Societe Chapo was a design studio and gallery where Nicole exhibited ceramics, textiles and other creations by the great designers of the time. The three principles that motivated Pierre Chapo were “matter, form and function”. He measured his furniture using the golden ratio and used elm wood as his preferred material.


T08 – Coffe table from Chapo création – Pierre chapo 

Design Pierre Chapo

MATERIAL Handmade in solid wood essence in elm


-T08:  W53cm x L140cm x Ht 33cm

Chapo création

3 month delay

Additional information


T35A 127cm, T35B 140cm, T35C 156cm, T35D 226cm