Guillerme et Chambron 'Bouvine' Highboard in Oak
Guillerme and Chambron for Votre Maison, 'Bouviene' cabinet, oak, France, circa 1970.
This case piece is designed by Guillerme and Chambron and features geometric inlays in the doors. The cabinet offers plenty of storage, with a large compartment behind doors on the front and 'hidden' compartments on both sides. The highboard contains characteristic handles for Guillerme et Chambron. The piece is in wonderful condition with a nice patina and features the distinct sculptural features of Chambron: carved, bold and sculptural.
The French designer duo Jacques Chambron (1914-2001) and Robert Guillerme (1913-1990) started their production postwar. 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 this 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”.