Guillerme & Chambron Pair of 'Gregoire' Lounge Chairs in Orange Upholstery
Guillerme & Chambron for Votre Maison, pair of 'Gregoire' lounge chairs, fabric, dark stained oak, France, 1950s.
A pair of lounge chairs by Guillerme et Chambron. This French designer duo is known for their extreme high-quality solid oak furniture, from which this orange set is another great example. These chairs have a very interesting shape when looking from the side. The armrests are short and pointy whereas the legs and frame blend over into each other creating a gap between the seat and the armrest. The curved slatted back is an elegant addition to the angular design. The frame of these chairs is very sculptural with extravagant shapes which can provide either a very elegant or rough expression, depending on their location and upholstery.
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 creiated 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.
These chairs are in good, used condition. The frames of the chairs have faded a bit over time, it would be easy to give the frames touch ups and make them dark again. Please note that we advise reupholstery before use. Reupholstery and or touch ups of the wood can be done before shipping by our experienced craftsman in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains its value and is ready for the many years to come. We kindly ask you to contact our design experts for further information about the endless possibilities our restoration and upholstery atelier has to offer. Of course, a locally organized reupholstery is possible as well.
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