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3300 La Cienega Place Los Angeles, CA 90016 , United States Call Seller 310.360.7500


Blond oak center table or dining table by Guillerme & Chambron for Votre Maison

$ 7,900
  • Description
    Blond oak center table / extendable dining table by Guillerme & Chambron for Votre Maison.

    Robert Guillerme studied design and architecture at the École Boule, graduating in 1934. 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, Jacques Chambron left his work as a painter and decorator on the Rue Nollet in Paris, and relocated his family to join Guillerme. The two had met in 1940 while imprisoned by the Germans in East Prussia and bonded over, among other more obvious things, their shared passion for design. In 1949 the pair partnered with Émile Dariosecq, a master cabinet maker who had a shop in the city, and who was willing to produce their designs. The three started Votre Maison.

    The association was destined to be as influential as prolific. Not only did Votre Maison produce over two thousand designs during the later half of the twentieth century, it also left an indelible stamp on design of the 50s, 60s and 70s. The company’s output served as a model of livable contemporary design.

    The soul of Guillerme et Chambron’s work is epitomized by the company’s name (“Your House"). Their focus was as keenly attuned to functionality—furniture’s use in daily life—as to the creation of innovative designs. The home was envisioned as a place where the family could live both comfortably and in aesthetic harmony.

    Robert Guillerme, who designed most of the work, possessed a limitless creative ambition, producing designs for everything from grand dressers and sideboards to the smallest elements of a space, such as pedestals, shelving, benches, and lighting.

    This steady output of beautiful furniture bucked convention not merely in the equal emphasis Guillerme placed on function and aesthetics, but in the almost paradoxical creation of a consistent style that was as staid as it was arresting. While his work was in many ways distinctively conservative and recognizable from project to project, both in form as well as in medium—his wood of choice, waxed oak, was often either lightened or darkened to the same few tones—Guillerme’s pieces also possessed an unusual flare.

    While Guillerme designed the pieces, Jacques Chambron focused on décor and client relationships. Working with stores and individuals alike, the decorator filled homes throughout Europe with small and intimate lines of furniture created to address each room’s particular and varied needs.

    Dimensions closed: 54 in. wide
    Dimensions opened, with 14 inch wide leaf: 68 in. wide
  • More Information
    Documentation: Ample Provenance
    Origin: France
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Waxed oak
    Condition: Good. Excellent original condition
    Creation Date: Circa 1960
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Brutalist, Collectible Design
    Incollect Reference #: 690228
  • Dimensions
    W. 54 in; H. 29 in; D. 42 in;
    W. 137.16 cm; H. 73.66 cm; D. 106.68 cm;
    Open W. 68 in; Closed W. 54 in;
    Open W. 172.72 cm; Closed W. 137.16 cm;
Message from Seller:

BLEND INTERIORS is a unique destination for quality vintage and contemporary designs. Blending European vintage finds from his Paris purchasing trips with exclusive designs from the growing DESIGN FRÈRES line, Eric Thévenot advocates mixing contrasting styles, time periods and provenances to help clients create sophisticated, lived-in spaces. Start blending!

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