Guillerme et Chambron Secretary in Solid Oak
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Guillerme et Chambron, secretary, oak, France, 1960s
A secretary equipped with a drop-down door that transforms the panel into a writing space. The upper and bottom part of the construction are accompanied with shelves, which allow the user to display objects to one’s taste. The sides have a geometric cutout that functions as a decorative detail, which refers to the signature style of Guillerme et Chambron. The surface of the front embodies a striking geometrical wood inlay.
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 where 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.
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