(1927 - 1987)
Pierre Chapo was born in a family of craftsmen. After his regular studies, he worked in the workshop of a navy carpenter. He graduated as an architect in 1958 from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, after having travelled in the United States and in Europe. He opened his own workshop first in Clamart as well as a shop in Paris. Ten years later he settled down in Gordes, where he based the Société Chapo. He then dedicated himself mainly to his work as a carpenter and a cabinetmaker and gave a series of lectures about his great passion, wood. Chapo's work was inspired by Charlotte Perriand.