Born in September 4, 1922 in Vincennes, France, the influential ceramicist Roger Carpon studied at the Applied Arts School in Paris from 1939 to 1943, and is best known for his tile designs and recurring motifs. In 1946, Capron along with Robert Picault and Jean Derval founded a ceramics workshop in Vallauris called L’Atelier Callis, contributing to a ceramics renaissance in the town. The workshop produced decorative and household objects that served everyday uses that would come to gain international recognition. Finding new life for disused pottery, he began designing his sought-after tiled coffee tables.
The tile designs that frequently embellish his tables became emblematic of the 1960s jet-set lifestyle of along the Cote d’Azur. His furniture pieces and decor objects carry on off-kilter whimsy that is still coveted by discerning collectors today.