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


"Petit Repos" Oak Lounge Chair by Guillerme et Chambron, France 1950s

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  • Description
    Like its slightly larger version, the “Petit Repos” lounge chair visually represents the very reason Votre Maison, the French duo, Guillerme et Chambron’s company significantly influenced French design history. The finger-like spindle back, the sculpted blonde oak frame and the upholstered cushions make this model iconic.

    Guillerme and Chambron are known for their high-quality, solid oak furniture and the “repos” models are without a doubt their most distinctive seating designs thanks to their spindle backrest and distinctive frame with plenty of curvature. With a solid wooden frame, the support for the back of the chair consists of six, symmetrically arranged wooden spindles that creates an almost throne-like look. The backrest is slightly tilted for comfort, aided by the generous raised seat and back cushion. The latter is adorned with tufted buttons that add depth to the textured bouclé upholstery. The back cushion is secured with loops that attach to the back spindles, ensuring that the cushion stays in position. The curvature of the arms follows the lines of the back, and gently curve outwards. Even with such a distinctive back and armrests, the front legs extending to support the armrests stand out. The expressive curve shows off the quality of woodworking and the artistry of the French duo. “Repos” stands for “rest” in French, and with a well-though out, elegant design, this lounge chair is sure to provide exactly that. The elegant light colour of the upholstery of the seat and back cushions beautifully complements the light oak frame.

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

    In very good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The chair’s cushions have been reupholstered recently in a premium bouclé fabric. Each of our items can be re-upholstered by our in-house atelier in a fabric of choice. Please reach out for more information.

    30.31 in W x 32.67 in D x 37.4 in H; Seat height 14.56 in; Arm height 21.65 in
    77 cm W x 83 cm D x 95 cm H; Seat height 37 cm; Arm height 55 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.

    This lounge chair will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to make sure you will receive the item in gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Origin: France
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Wood, Fabric
    Condition: Good. In very good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The chair’s cushions have been reupholstered recently in a premium bouclé fabric.
    Creation Date: 1950s
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Dealer Reference #: 20221157
    Incollect Reference #: 578955
  • Dimensions
    W. 30.31 in; H. 37.4 in; D. 32.68 in;
    W. 77 cm; H. 95 cm; D. 83 cm;
    Seat H. 14.57 in; Arm H. 21.65 in;
    Seat H. 37 cm; Arm H. 55 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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