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Guillerme et Chambron

French

Robert Guillerme and Jacques Chambron, the French creative duo behind Votre Maison, met under unusual circumstances: They discussed design while imprisoned in a forced labor camp. The pair’s combined talents later resulted in modern, sculptural furniture — today, vintage Guillerme et Chambron desks, dining tables, chairs and other pieces still look conceptually playful and vibrant but could fit harmoniously into any home.

Guillerme had graduated from the École Boulle in 1934 with a degree in design and architecture, and Chambron had studied at the School of Applied Arts in Reims. They were captured by the Germans in East Prussia during the Second World War and struck up a friendship over their mutual love for all things design. After the war ended, Guillerme moved to Lille in northern France; Chambron left his job as a painter and decorator in Paris and joined him in 1948. In 1949, the pair met Émile Dariosecq, a skilled cabinetmaker who enthusiastically agreed to manufacture the duo’s designs, leading to the start of Votre Maison.

Guillerme and Chambron were as prolific as they were detailed, producing more than 2,000 pieces in the second half of the 20th century out of a former gun factory. Their furniture, which was mostly made with different tones of waxed oak, adhered to the trends of design that emerged after the war: mid-century modernism.

European furniture in the postwar period largely prioritized function as much as it did form and lacked any unnecessary ornamentation. Guillerme and Chambron wanted people to actually use their furniture, not just look at it. That design philosophy was a pillar of their company, its name translating to “your house” in French. Their signature touches included ornate tiles, hidden drawers and vibrant textiles on pieces such as desks, tables, shelving, lighting, benches and other seating. One of Votre Maison’s most famous and popular pieces was the Grand Repos armchair, a stately, high-backed wide piece with a skeletal oak frame, six spindles and plush cushions.

While Guillerme and Chambron were a team, they handled different aspects of the business: Guillerme designed much of the furniture and Chambron concentrated on decor. Votre Maison was a full-service design business. In 1983, the dynamic duo passed on their company to Chambron’s son, Hervé, a designer and graduate of École Boulle.

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$5,828
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Guillerme & Chambron Set of Four Dining Chairs ‘Trèfle’ in Solid Oak
By Guillerme et Chambron
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Guillerme & Chambron for Votre Maison, set of four dining chairs model ‘Trèfle’, solid oak, France, 1960s The ‘Trèfle’ (French for clover) dining chairs by Guillerme & Chambron feat...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Guillerme et Chambron

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Oak

Guillerme et Chambron Sideboard with Lamp
By Guillerme et Chambron
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Guillerme et Chambron, sideboard with lamp, oak, ceramic, France, 1960s Credenza with lamp in oak by French designer due Guillerme & Chambron. This sideboard is equipped with two ...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Guillerme et Chambron

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Ceramic, Oak

  • Guillerme et Chambron Sideboard with Lamp
  • Guillerme et Chambron Sideboard with Lamp
  • Guillerme et Chambron Sideboard with Lamp
  • Guillerme et Chambron Sideboard with Lamp
H 86.23 in. W 55.12 in. D 33.47 in.
Guillerme & Chambron Lounge Chair 'Tricoteuse' in Oak and Ocher Yellow Velvet
By Votre Maison, Guillerme et Chambron
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Guillerme & Chambron for Votre Maison, lounge chair 'Tricoteuse', oak, velvet fabric, France, 1960s Guillerme et Chambron designed the 'Tricoteuse' lounge chair in solid oak with ...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Guillerme et Chambron

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Velvet, Oak

Guillerme et Chambron Pair of 'Catherine' Lounge Chairs in Pink Upholstery
By Guillerme et Chambron
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Guillerme et Chambron for Votre Maison, pair of 'Catherine' lounge chairs, pink fabric, oak, France, 1960s These sculptural easy chairs named ‘Catherine’ are designed by Guillerme e...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Guillerme et Chambron

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Fabric, Oak

Vintage Sofa In Light Oak, Guillerme And Chambron
By Guillerme et Chambron
Located in Brussels , BE
Vintage Sofa In Light Oak, Guillerme And Chambron
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Guillerme et Chambron

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Wood

  • Vintage Sofa In Light Oak, Guillerme And Chambron
  • Vintage Sofa In Light Oak, Guillerme And Chambron
  • Vintage Sofa In Light Oak, Guillerme And Chambron
  • Vintage Sofa In Light Oak, Guillerme And Chambron
H 33.47 in. W 29.53 in. D 59.06 in.
Guillerme et Chambron Writing Desk in Solid Oak and Leather
By Votre Maison, Guillerme et Chambron
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Guillerme et Chambron for Votre Maison, writing desk, oak, leather, France, 1960s. This desk is designed by the renowned French duo Guillerme et Chambron. This item holds an utte...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Guillerme et Chambron

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Leather, Oak

Oak Side Table by Guillerme et Chambron
By Guillerme et Chambron
Located in Hudson, NY
This unique oak side table was made by Robert Guillerme and Jacques Chambron—the French creative team behind Votre Maison. Made in the 1960s, the honey-colored oak side table with ma...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Guillerme et Chambron

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Oak

  • Oak Side Table by Guillerme et Chambron
  • Oak Side Table by Guillerme et Chambron
  • Oak Side Table by Guillerme et Chambron
  • Oak Side Table by Guillerme et Chambron
H 21.5 in. W 23.75 in. D 14 in.
Guillerme et Chambron Buffet in Oak with Ceramic Tiles
By Votre Maison, Guillerme et Chambron
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Guillerme et Chambron, buffet, oak and ceramic, France, 1960s This characteristic cabinet in solid oak is designed by the French designer duo Jacques Chambron and Robert Guillerme...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Guillerme et Chambron

Materials

Ceramic, Oak

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Guillerme et Chambron furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Furniture by Guillerme et Chambron are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our Guillerme et Chambron collection, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are 468 vintage versions of these items in stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Guillerme et Chambron were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Pierre Chapo, Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Guariche. Prices for Guillerme et Chambron furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $809 and tops at $26,596, while pieces like these can sell for $5,813.

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