Guillerme et Chambron Lounge Chair with Pink Upholstery
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Guillerme et Chambron, armchair, oak and fabric, France, 1960s.
This easy chair by Guillerme and Chambron is very well executed and made out of solid, carved oak. The comfortable armchair features an interesting open construction, and curved, robust vertical carved slats. The seating, armrests and back is upholstered with a pink wool. The back of the chair consists of vertical slats which give it a sculptural, graphic look. The wood features a deep and warm patina. The wool on this chair is original and is still in very good condition.
The French designer duo Jacques Chambron (1914-2001) and Robert Guillerme (1913-1990) started their production in the Post-War period in Lille. Together with manufacturer Émile Dariosecq they founed Votre Maison from 1949 onwards. They installed themselves in an old factory were the machinery was used to make rifles. They 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.”. Their collaboration was unique as it was Guillerme who designed the furniture, Chambron who decorated the homes and Dariosecq who produced the furniture. Guillerme and Chambron are seen as the creative force behind Votre Maison and many of the furniture by this duo this shows a strong character and has great expressive woodwork, original bold figures of a durable strong quality.