This Guillerme et Chambron sofa is beautiful from every angle. It displays a solid oak frame, button tufted cushions upholstered in an elegant ivory chenille fabric and loops to ensure they stay in position.
The soul of Guillerme et Chambron’s work was as keenly attuned to functionality as to the creation of innovative design. The duo began their production postwar. They stationed themselves in an old factory where the machinery was used to make rifles. This became the inspiration for many of their designs.
Robert Guillerme studied design and architecture at Ecole Boule, graduating in 1934. Jacques Chambron, a painter and decorator had attended the School of Applied Arts in Reims. The two creatives met in 1940 and bonded over their passion for design. In 1949 the pair discovered Émile Dariosecq, a master cabinet maker, who was willing to produce their designs. The company Votre Maison meaning 'Your House' was born.
Guillerme with his limitless creative ambition produced designs for everything from grand dressers and sideboards to the smallest elements of a space, such as pedestals, shelving, benches, and lighting. He possessed an unusual flare using his wood of choice, a waxed oak, often lightened or darkened to the same few tones. He incorporated elaborately detailed tiles and unusually bright fabrics, both of which could be used interchangeably in a variety of pieces. The very charismatic Jacques Chambron focused on décor and client relationships.