Guillerme et Chambron ‘Grégoire’ Stool in Stained Oak and Pink Upholstery
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Guillerme et Chambron for Votre Maison, stool, oak, fabric, France, 1960s
This stool in natural solid oak construction is the perfect example where functionality and aesthetics meet each other. It has a Japanese appearance, thanks to the ‘torii’ shaped side parts, which make it possible to lift the stool up easily. The legs are slightly tapered and are connected to each other by two stretchers that run parallel and one longer stretcher that bridge the gap between the side parts. The seat is covered by a cushion. This is upholstered in a nice checkered pattern executed in soft rose and pink colors that matches the dark oak perfectly.
The French designer duo Jacques Chambron (1914-2001) and Robert Guillerme (1913-1990) started their production postwar. Robert Guillerme studied design and architecture at the École Boule and graduated first in his class in 1934. Meanwhile, Jacques Chambron graduated from the School of Applied Arts in Reims. During the Second World War, the two met in a stalag, a Prussian prisoner camp, while being imprisoned by the Germans in East Prussia and started a great friendship based on their intense and deep passion for interior design. In 1948, Chambron resigned from his job as a painter and decorator on the Rue Nollet in Paris to move to Lille, in the North of France and join Guillerme. A year later, the two met cabinetmaker Émile Dariosecq, who was owner of a workshop close by. It was during this meeting, that they decided to create their own company. They named it “Votre Maison”, meaning “Your Home”, which became the soul of the company. With this, they wanted to create pieces that focused on functionality combined with a beautiful design useful for daily life. by which they created a worldwide reputation. Most of the furniture designed by this duo this piece shows a strong character and has a great expressive woodwork. The three of them divided their work equally. Overall, Guillerme worked as a designer, Chambron as a commercial, and Dariosecq’s workshop manufactured the pieces. Throughout their career, ‘Votre Maison’ produced over two thousand models, leaving a lasting mark in the world of design.
Please note that we advise reupholstery before use. This can be done before shipping by our experienced craftsman in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains its value and is ready for the many years to come.
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