Guillerme & Chambron Desk in Stained Oak

$6,700.00 USD

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Guillerme et Chambron, desk, oak, faux-leather, France, 1960s.

Beautifully shaped desk in dark stained oak by French designer duo Jacques Chambron and Robert Guillerme. This executive desk shows some nice contrasts. Like the off-white colored top with the dark stained wooden frame. Besides the color, there is a beautiful combination of open and closed forms. The drawer section is a solid looking element, yet the frame and so the legs of the desk brings the design more lightness and an open look. The top is placed over the entire length, yet due the light color it contributes to the open character of this writing table.

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 creiated 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.

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Product details

  • condition Good
  • creator Guillerme et Chambron (Designer) Votre Maison (Manufacturer)
  • date of manufacture 1960s
  • dimensions Height 29.53 in. Width 51.19 in. Depth 27.56 in.
  • dimensions Height 75 cm Width 130 cm Depth 70 cm
  • material Faux Leather Oak
  • origin France
  • period 1960-1969
  • style Mid-Century Modern