Pair of Guillerme et Chambron Side Tables
Guillerme et Chambron, pair of side tables, oak, France, 1960s. This pair of side tables in oak is made by the French designers Guillerme et Chambron. The clear structured design is defined by the split tabletop. Two similar pieces are divisioned in two parts. The Minimalist appearance further is evoked by four legs and a bottom board. The focus lays on the simplistic structure and the effect of the oak. 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 founded 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 an durable strong quality.