Born into a family of craftsmen, Pierre Chapo received his architectural training at l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in
Paris. After graduating in 1958, he established his first studio in Clamart, France and subsequently opened la Galerie Chapo in Paris. In
addition to featuring his own work, the gallery exhibited decorative objects, ceramics, lighting and Scandinavian design. He found inspiration
in the work of Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Bauhaus, Charlotte Perriand in addition to his extensive travels throughout
Europe and the United States. Pierre Chapo was a master wood craftsman which is reflected in his seminal works.