Guillerme & Chambron Easy Chair in Oak

$2,450.00 USD

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Guillerme & Chambron, lounge chair, grey fabric, oak, France, circa 1950 

This chair is designed by Guillerme & Chambron for Votre Maison. The solid oak frame has small, decorative feet that are circular at the top and then flow into an hourglass shape. The chair has a rather bulky, strong appearance due to the straight thick cushion on the seat. The back has a small curve and has buttoned row. The cushions are held in place with a slatted oak back.

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.

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Product details

  • Condition Good
  • Creator Guillerme et Chambron (Designer)
  • Date of Manufacture 1950s
  • Dimensions Height 35.04 in. Width 25.79 in. Depth 33.86 in.
  • Dimensions Height 89 cm Width 65.5 cm Depth 86 cm
  • Materials and Techniques Fabric Oak
  • Period 1950-1959
  • Place of Origin France
  • Style Mid-Century Modern (of the period)