Offered by: H. Gallery
Concordiastraat 68 - 127 Utrecht 3551EM , Netherlands Call Seller 0031302270051


“Petit Repos” Armchair by Guillerme et Chambron for Votre Maison, France 1950s

$ 7,125
  • Description
    ‎This oaken “Petit Repos” chair deserves its title of iconic. Both in terms of quality and design, this model represents why Votre Maison, the French duo, Guillerme et Chambron’s company significantly influenced French design history.

    This chair is known in French as a “Caqueteuse” chair (from Fr.: caqueter, ‘to chatter’) introduced into Britain from France in the late 16th century. It is a type of light open-backed chair with a flared seat and a high, straight backrest. The spine work resembling fingers visible in the back is a signature design feature of the French duo. The solid wooden support for the back is made of these six spindles that extend upwards, and are slightly curved, creating a rounded backrest. The armrests also show an interesting curvature that flows into the legs in the front. This “Petit Repos” displays a beautiful contrast between the light oak frame and the elegant light fabric of the cushions. Separating this chair from the rest is the shape of the pillow for the backrest; the stylish round shape lets the visually arresting back stand out even more, while still providing comfort. The pillow is secured to the back with small loops to secure its placements. The generous seat cushion is in a more traditional shape, adding great sitting comfort.

    The woodworking truly shows the overall quality of this chair, the frame is refined and the attention to the smallest detail shows the design and manufacturing skills of Robert Guillerme and Jacques Chambron.

    In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The chair has been reupholstered recently in a premium bouclé fabric.

    30.11 in W x 31.88 in D x 35.23 in H; Seat height 15.35 in; Arm height 22.83 in
    76.5 cm W x 81 cm D x 89.5 cm H; Seat height 39 cm; Arm height 58 cm

    About the Designer:
    Robert Guillerme graduated in 1934 from the École Boulle 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 20th century, with Jacques’s son Hervé Chambron, a designer and graduate of the École Boulle, having taken the over in 1983. ~H.

    This armchair will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to make sure you will receive the item in the gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.

    VAT normally applies and will be added to items when purchased by a European buyer or transported to a location within the EU.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Origin: France
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Wood, Bouclé Fabric
    Condition: Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The chair has been reupholstered recently in a premium bouclé fabric.
    Creation Date: 1950s
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Dealer Reference #: 20221249
    Incollect Reference #: 667945
  • Dimensions
    W. 30.12 in; H. 35.24 in; D. 31.89 in;
    W. 76.5 cm; H. 89.5 cm; D. 81 cm;
    Seat H. 15.35 in; Arm H. 22.83 in;
    Seat H. 39 cm; Arm H. 58 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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