Guillerme & Chambron Bookcase in Solid Oak

$4,950.00 USD
$4,950.00 USD

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Guillerme et Chambron for Votre Maison, bookcase, solid oak, France, 1960s

French bookcase in solid oak by designer duo Guillerme et Chambron. This open bookcase has a simplified yet elegant design. Six shelves allow the user to store its personal belongings such as books and decorative items. Beautiful woodworking details are seen on the legs and lower part of the cabinet. Two storage pieces are present on the outside, which give the design more tension. These side-pockets are practical parts for magazines or newspapers.

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.

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Product details

  • condition Good
  • creator Guillerme et Chambron (Designer) Votre Maison (Manufacturer)
  • date of manufacture 1960s
  • dimensions Height 158 cm Width 91 cm Depth 29 cm
  • dimensions Height 62.21 in. Width 35.83 in. Depth 11.42 in.
  • material Oak
  • origin France
  • period 1960-1969
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Barcode 45014905