Guillerme & Chambron Pair of Lounge Chairs Model ‘Jose’ in Oak

$9,750.00 USD

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Guillerme & Chambron, set of two easy chairs model ‘Jose’, oak, France, 1950s

Characteristic pair of lounge chairs 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 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.

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Product details

  • Condition Good
  • Creator Votre Maison (Manufacturer) Guillerme et Chambron (Designer)
  • Date of Manufacture 1960s
  • Dimensions Height 32.49 in. Width 28.75 in. Depth 29.93 in. Seat Height 16.54 in.
  • Dimensions Height 82.5 cm Width 73 cm Depth 76 cm Seat Height 42 cm
  • Materials and Techniques Oak
  • Period 1960-1969
  • Place of Origin France
  • sold as set of 2
  • Style Mid-Century Modern (of the period)