Guillerme & Chambron Oak Settee
Guillerme & Chambron, sofa in purple fabric and oak, 1940s, France.
These distinctive chairs in beautifully patinated oak are by the French designer duo Jacques Chambron & Guillerme. This high back settee in solid oak shares the typical decorative details that the couple is known for. The sofa is comfortable playful, and features a great blue and purple geometric upholstery. The oak is slightly stained and shows patina.
The French designer duo Jacques Chambron (1914-2001) and Robert Guillerme (1913-1990) started their production postwar. Many of the furniture designed by this duo this piece shows a strong character and has a great expressive woodwork. The duo installed themselves in an old factory were the machinery was used to make rifles. Guillerme & Chambron saw the potential of these machinery and decided to continue production as it was installed and used them for the design of their high back chairs. The line of different furniture pieces was made in small editions. They call their collection “Votre Maison” which means “Your home”.