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Robert Guillerme and Jacques Chambron Oak Angular Sofa, France 1960s

$ 9,025
  • Description
    The best design characteristics of Guillerme and Chambron meet in this beautiful, artistic oaken sofa. The duo’s designs are exceptional for a wide array of reasons, starting from the solid oak as the main material to the masterfully crafted details and carvings.

    Guillerme and Chambron are known for their high-quality, solid oak furniture created for their own company, Votre Maison. Like most of their designs, this sofa model displays a beautiful contrast between the oak frame and the elegant light fabric of the seat and back cushions. With a solid wooden frame, the support for the back - which is undoubtedly the main design element - consists of eight, wide wooden spindles framed by oak rails on the top, sides and the bottom. The spindles widen in the middle and are hollow, creating a striking patter. The two sides of the sofa are joined in the middle at an angle that creates an appealing curve that further highlights the sculpted back. The backrest is slightly tilted for comfort, aided by the generous seat and back cushions upholstered in bouclé. The armrests and legs have a peculiar shape, the former stand freely, unattached to the back with carved dents in the front, while the legs have a fluted shape. These details complete and distinguish the overall design, making this sofa unique and characteristic of Guillerme and Chambron at the same time.

    The woodworking and joinery truly show the overall quality of this sofa, the frame is refined and the attention to the smallest detail shows the design and manufacturing skills of the French duo. The company of the duo, Votre Maison marked the history of French design. Guillerme drew the furniture designs while Chambron played the part of salesman, and the power duo was working with master cabinetmaker, Émile Dariosecq, whose workshop took charge of the manufacturing. Together, they defined new furnishings concepts.

    Condition:
    In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Some minor scratches on the wood. This sofa has 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.

    Dimensions:
    84.64 in W x 40.15 in D x 37 in H; Seat height 16.92 in
    215 cm W x 102 cm D x 94 cm H; Seat height 43 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.

    Shipping:
    This sofa 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: Oak, Fabric
    Condition: Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Some minor scratches on the wood. This sofa has been reupholstered recently in a premium bouclé fabric.
    Creation Date: 1960s
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Collectible Design, Mid Century
    Dealer Reference #: 20210884
    Incollect Reference #: 544521
  • Dimensions
    W. 84.65 in; H. 37.01 in; D. 40.16 in;
    W. 215 cm; H. 94 cm; D. 102 cm;
    Seat H. 16.93 in;
    Seat H. 43 cm;
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