Guillerme & Chambron Credenza in Oak with Lantern
Guillerme et Chambron, credenza with lantern, solid oak and stone, France, 1960s.
This sideboard holds the characteristics of the French designer duo Guillerme & Chambron. The base has typical legs and provides a floating appearance to the storage part. Two sliding doors are nicely ridged with vertical lines. On the right side is a small, hidden storage as well. What makes this piece very special is the lattern on the right side, which is rarely seen in the works of Guillerme and Chambron. The lantern is finished with a oak shade, in line with the rest of this piece. It possible to remove the lantern.
The top is inlayed with a large ceramic tile, which is probably included some years after the piece has been made. It's possible to replace this part with any other material you prefer, such as leather or Guillerme et Chambron tiles.
The ceramic tiles and handles were designed and made by Boleslaw Danikowski. He worked on regular base with Guillerme and Chambron for Votre Maison.
The French designer duo Jacques Chambron (1914-2001) and Robert Guillerme (1913-1990) started their production postwar. Many of the furniture designed by this duo this piece shows a strong character and has a great expressive woodwork. The duo installed themselves in an old factory were the machinery was used to make rifles. Guillerme & Chambron saw the potential of these machinery and decided to continue production as it was installed and used them for the design of their high back chairs. The line of different furniture pieces was made in small editions. They call their collection “Votre Maison” which means “Your home.”.