French Mid-Century Modern Coffee Table by Roger Capron

Circa 1960’s-1970’s


Designed by Roger Capron and manufactured in Vallauris, France, circa 1960s-1970s. This organic eye-catching table is made of beautiful ceramic tiles with a stained wooden base. This highly recognizable Capron piece with its unique impressed floral design brings and earthy ness and naturalistic quality to any modern interior. In good original condition with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beautiful patina with original stamped designer and makers mark in the surface of the tiles. About the designer: Roger Capron was born in Vincennes, France on September 4, 1922. From an early age he was interested in drawing, he studied Applied Arts in Paris from 1939-1943 and later worked as an art teacher in 1945. After the end of the Second World War in 1946, Roger Capron moved to Vallauris. Here he founded a ceramics workshop known as 'l`Atelier Callis', which had a significant effect in contributing to the Renaissance of ceramics in Vallauris. Later in 1952, Roger Capron purchased an abandoned pottery in Vallauris and opened a small ceramics factory, with 15 workers. By 1957 he had established a considerable international reputation. In 1980 his factory employed 120 people and during that same decade he reverted to making one-off pieces that were shown internationally. He died on November 8, 2006 leaving behind a considerable body of work that is recognized worldwide.


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