Guillerme et Chambron Armchairs with Adjustable Backrests
Guillerme et Chambron, pair of lounge chairs, oak and fabric, France, 1960s
This sculptural set of easy chairs by Guillerme and Chambron is very well executed and made out of solid, carved oak. The slatted backrests is adjustable thanks to the removable joints attached to the armrests. The armrests are thick and robust, typical characteristics for the Frenc duo. The seating and back are upholstered with a multicolored checkered fabric. The wood features a deep and warm patina.
The French designer duo Jacques Chambron (1914-2001) and Robert Guillerme (1913-1990) started their production in the postwar period. 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.”