Guillerme & Chambron for Votre Maison Sideboard in Oak
Guillerme et Chambron for Votre Maison, sideboard, oak, France, 1960s.
This charming sideboard is made by the designer duo Guillerme & Chambron. This particular design is characterized by a solid construction that is noticeable in the engraved lines on the surface and the sculptural legs that underline the clear structured design. This sideboard offers plenty of storage space, not only behind the sliding doors, but also the sides are accompanied with shelves that are hidden behind the doors. The natural color and warm expression of the oak adds a pleasant ambience and a fresh touch to the room.
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 this item is in good, used condition.
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