Guillerme & Chambron Large Highboard in Oak with Carved Doors
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Guillerme et Chambron for Votre Maison, armoire or large cabinet, oak, France, 1960s
This grandiose highboard or wardrobe is a good example of excellent woodworking by virtue of the graphical designed door panels illustrating elongated, vertical lines and geometrical wooden carvings, which create a rhythmic pattern on the sliding doors. The designer duo has efficiently utilized the space of the wardrobe by adding an extra compartment on the side which is furnished with multiple shelves. Furthermore, plenty of storage space is available behind the sliding doors, such as shelves and two rail systems. The oak material has an incredibly warm texture that shows nice wooden grains and admirable patina, and in combination with the characteristic traits, the wardrobe gives the room a lively ambiance.
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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