Pair of 1970’s Grand Repos Oak Armchairs by Guillerme et Chambron
Pair of 1970’s Grand Repos Oak Armchairs by Guillerme et Chambron
Pair of 1970’s Grand Repos Oak Armchairs by Guillerme et Chambron
Pair of 1970’s Grand Repos Oak Armchairs by Guillerme et Chambron
Pair of 1970’s Grand Repos Oak Armchairs by Guillerme et Chambron
Pair of 1970’s Grand Repos Oak Armchairs by Guillerme et Chambron
Pair of 1970’s Grand Repos Oak Armchairs by Guillerme et Chambron

Guillerme et Chambron Pair of 1970’s Grand Repos Oak Armchairs

$25,000

The duo Guillerme et Chambron began their production postwar. They stationed themselves in an old factory where the machinery was used to make rifles. This became the inspiration for the design for the grand repros and high back chairs.

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" 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.

The soul of Guillerme et Chambron’s work was as keenly attuned to functionality as to the creation of innovative design. Votre Maison continued to produce furniture right into the Twentieth Century.