Ado Chale

( born 1928 )

Adolphe Pelsener called Ado Chale is a trained ironworker who made his first weapons in the creation of enamelled advertising plates.

The beginnings of his creations are devoted to silver jewelry, during the fifties, it is during this period that he designs the first tables in resin inlaid with stones of the marcassite.

In 1961 his wife opened the «Chale Gallery» on Rue de Livourne in Brussels. The gallery later moved to Avenue Louise and presented original creations by various artists.

Ado Chale imports minerals and fossilized wood from Arizona to decorate the polyester tabletops he makes. These trays are mounted on blackened tripod feet or cast aluminum.

Chale consists of semi-precious stone mosaics, jade, turquoise

lapis-luzuli, agate, tiger eye… But also flows tables in bronze or cast aluminum known as “water drop tables”.

Ado Chale and his wife make a major contribution to the Belgian decoration scene.

Today, Ado Chale is still active in his workshop on the rue de Lens in Brussels

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