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Guillerme & Chambron Pair of 'Jose' Lounge Chairs in Oak

Sale price$7,800.00

Guillerme & Chambron for Votre Maison, pair of easy chairs model ‘Jose’, oak, orange fabric, France, 1960s

Characteristic pair of armchairs by French designer duo Guillerme & Chambron. While the front convinces with its clear appearance, the backrest is surprisingly ornamental with beautiful open spaces. Two slats feature clover shaped gaps which give the chairs a gorgeous decorative detail.

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.

Please note that the depicted photographs show an example of the way this item can be tailored to specific wishes of our clients. We kindly ask you to contact our design experts to discuss your wishes regarding upholstery and finishing. Your special requests can be realized by the experienced craftsmen and -women in our own in-house restoration and upholstery atelier. With high attention to the original, they make sure every piece retains its value and is ready for the many years to come. Please note that a custom-made reupholstered chair has a lead-time of twelve to fourteen weeks. All to meet our high-quality and standards.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Guillerme et Chambron (Designer) Votre Maison (Manufacturer)
  • date of manufacture 1960s
  • dimensions Height 35.04 in. Width 29.14 in. Depth 29.14 in. Seat Height 17.72 in.
  • dimensions Height 89 cm Width 74 cm Depth 74 cm Seat Height 45 cm
  • material Fabric Oak
  • origin France
  • period 1960-1969
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 50114551 + 50114552