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Guillerme et Chambron “Bridge Fumay” Pair of Dining Chairs, France 1960s

$ 4,370
  • Description
    Bridge Chairs - Fauteuil Bridge - from France are generally lightweight, often part of a set of matching chairs and bridge table. Bridge chairs were originally designed in the late 1930s for ladies for leisure activities, such as for games of bridge, afternoon tea, and gossiping. As this pair of bridge chairs exhibits, the models are stylish, of small proportions, well-made, and extremely comfortable.

    This solid oak “Fumay” pair is indeed, part of a dining group designed in 1965 by the world-famous French duo, Robert Guillerme and Jacques Chambron. As the version with arms, this pair’s frames are quite distinctive; the decorative elements on the backrests and armrests show and interesting curvature that is characteristic of the designer duo. These sculptural elements paired with the tapered legs are carved out of the blonde oak in an artistic way, testifying of the quality that the duo’s company, Votre Maison became famous for. The structures have unexpected details, such as the seats, with sides that are covered by the cushions, making them look invisible. Another such detail are the stretchers arranged between the legs at different heights in the fronts and sides. The genius of the design lies in these details that no matter how different, still complement each other. The sleek look is completed by the upholstered cushions in light bouclé fabric, that pairs beautifully with the colour of the blonde oak.

    The French designers’ models are considered as a reference among the furniture of the 1950s through the 70s. This pair of dining chairs from the 60s gives a visual explanation why: the proportions, the subtle decorative elements, and the quality of woodworking is of the highest-quality, and the result is an immediately recognizable look that will never go out of style.

    Condition:
    In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The chairs’ cushions have been reupholstered recently in a light bouclé fabric.

    Dimensions:
    21.85 in W x 19.68 in D x 32.08 in H; Seat height 18.5 in; Arm height 26.37 in
    55.5 cm W x 50 cm D x 81.5 cm H; Seat height 47 cm; Arm height 67 cm

    About the designer:
    Robert Guillerme graduated in 1934 from the École Boule where he excelled in architecture and furniture design. After the Second World War he moved to Lille, in the north of France, where he decorated homes and designed furniture for the well regarded Rogier workshops.

    In 1948, Guillerme was joined by his long-time friend, decorator Jacques Chambron in Lille. The following year Guillerme and Chambron met master cabinetmaker Émile Dariosecq, owner of a woodworking shop and the company Votre Maison was born. Together, they defined and imposed a new furniture concept. Thanks to their distinctive creativity, originality, and quality, the Votre Maison quickly became well-known.

    The Votre Maison marked the history of French design. Guillerme drew the furniture designs while Chambron played the part of salesman, welcoming and advising clients. The power duo was complemented by Dariosecq, whose workshop took charge of the manufacturing. Together, they defined new furnishings concepts. Well-crafted chair back, polished wood and thick cushions make the reputation of their armchairs and sofas. Votre Maison continued to produce furniture right into the Twentieth Century, with Jacques’ son Hervé Chambron, a designer and graduate of the Ecole Boulle, having taken the reins in 1983. ~H.

    Shipping:
    These dining chairs will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to make sure you will receive the items in the gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Notes: France
    Origin: France
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Oak, Bouclé
    Condition: Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The chairs’ cushions have been reupholstered recently in a light bouclé fabric.
    Creation Date: 1960s
    Number of Pieces: 2-3
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Collectible Design, Mid Century
    Dealer Reference #: 20221123
    Incollect Reference #: 563002
  • Dimensions
    W. 21.85 in; H. 32.09 in; D. 19.69 in;
    W. 55.5 cm; H. 81.5 cm; D. 50 cm;
    Seat H. 18.5 in; Arm H. 26.38 in;
    Seat H. 47 cm; Arm H. 67 cm;
Message from Seller:

Located in Utrecht, The Netherlands, H. Gallery specializes in modern and contemporary design with a strong focus on Brazil and Scandinavia. The gallery strives to preserve and promote especially Brazil's rich design heritage and curates a select group of contemporary artists. Meticulous research, ie getting in contact with the original designers, producers, their heirs, and retrieving and indexing old catalogues and magazines is at the heart of its activities. All works presented excel in great

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