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Guillerme & Chambron Lounge Chair with Storage in Oak and Leather

Sale price$3,850.00

Guillerme et Chambron for Votre Maison, lounge chair and cabinet, oak, leather, France, 1960s

This is a remarkable piece of furniture by Guillerme et Chambron. The whole construction is based on a seating area and a unique, custom-made cabinet. The armrest is beautifully shaped and contains an engraved cup holder. The armrest is attached to the cabinet featuring a large foldable door with a wooden handle that runs along the upper edge. The surface is adorned with a geometrical veneer pattern, adding a wonderful rhythmic and haptic surface to the back. Another decorative detail is the rhombus motif on the side. The lounge chair including its four cylindrical legs is fully upholstered in patinated cognac leather.

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 this item is in good, used condition. The leather and wood exhibit scratches, stains, and overall wear. Reupholstery and restoration can be done before shipping by our experienced craftspeople in our own in-house restoration atelier. With high attention for the original, they make sure every piece retains its value and is ready for the many years to come. We kindly ask you to contact our design experts for further information about the endless possibilities our restoration and upholstery atelier has to offer. Of course, a locally organized reupholstery and restoration is possible as well.

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Product Details

  • condition Good
  • creator Guillerme et Chambron (Designer)
  • date of manufacture 1960s
  • dimensions Height 105 cm Width 124 cm Depth 97 cm Seat Height 42 cm
  • dimensions Height 41.34 in. Width 48.82 in. Depth 38.19 in. Seat Height 16.54 in.
  • material Leather Oak
  • origin France
  • period 1960-1969
  • style Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • barcode 45012048