Guillerme & Chambron Cabinet 'Thierry' in Oak
Guillerme & Chambron, cabinet, model 'Thierry', oak, France, 1960s.
This mischievous sideboard mirrors the European Gothic Revival period of the nineteenth century by means of the heavy black stained wood. The design seamlessly blends with any interior bringing the old antiquated ambience into your home. The whole construction is solidly built showing the typical characteristics of the designer duo Guillerme et Chambron, par example the graphic pattern of carved lines on the sliding door panels, add a wonderful rhythmic and haptic surface to the front. The whole corpus rests on a stable base arranged in two columns, which results in a sculptural appearance. Functionality comes into play through the availability of great amount of storage space. Looking from left to right, the smaller cabinet is arranged through a drop-down door with a built-in shelve and three extended drawers. The interior of the grand part is furnished with multiple shelves. The combination of color and specific design characteristics underline the essence of the design, resulting in a bold, luxurious cabinet with a wink to the Medieval Ages.
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 the 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 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 the depicted photographs of the tiles on the dish rest show an example of the way this item can be tailored to specific wishes of our client and has a lead time of 12 weeks. We kindly ask you to contact our design experts to discuss your wishes regarding the possibilities of the tiles. Your special requests can be realized by the experienced craftsmen in our own in-house restoration and upholstery atelier. With high attention to the original, they make sure every piece retains its value and is ready for the many years to come.
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