Guillerme & Chambron Highboard in Oak with Ceramic Handles


Guillerme et Chambron, highboard or cabinet, oak, glass, ceramic, France, 1960s

This wardrobe is based on a well-designed structure where aesthetics and functionally go hand in hand. The door panels have the characteristics of the French designer duo Guillerme et Chambron executed in oak veneer, which results in a visually interesting horizontal and vertical pattern of thick lines. Another typical trait are the round handles in ceramic. Functionality comes into play through the availability of great amount of storage space. The left side is arranged through shelving, and has a glass door. The right side holds one door panel with multiple shelves. 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 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.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Guillerme et Chambron (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1960s
  • dimensions Height 174.7 cm Width 159.5 cm Depth 49.5 cm
  • dimensions Height 68.78 in. Width 62.8 in. Depth 19.49 in.
  • material Oak
  • origin France
  • period 1960-1969
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 50114577