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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.

Find a collection of vintage Guillerme et Chambron furniture on 1stDibs.

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$5,681
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Guillerme & Chambron 'Bouvine' Cabinet in Oak
By Votre Maison, Guillerme et Chambron
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Guillerme et Chambron for Votre Maison, 'Bouvine' cabinet, oak, France, 1960s This case piece is designed by Guillerme and Chambron and features two large doors, both with framed oa...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Guillerme et Chambron

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Oak

  • Guillerme & Chambron 'Bouvine' Cabinet in Oak
  • Guillerme & Chambron 'Bouvine' Cabinet in Oak
  • Guillerme & Chambron 'Bouvine' Cabinet in Oak
  • Guillerme & Chambron 'Bouvine' Cabinet in Oak
H 57.09 in. W 63.39 in. D 18.51 in.
Guillerme & Chambron Wardrobe with Hidden Compartment in Solid Oak
By Guillerme et Chambron
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Guillerme & Chambron, wardrobe, oak, France, 1960s This grand wardrobe is made in beautiful blonde oak wood in a flattering horizontal pattern in a darker and lighter wood. It was d...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Guillerme et Chambron

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Oak

Guillerme & Chambron 'Pétrouille' Dining Table in Oak
By Votre Maison, Guillerme et Chambron
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Guillerme et Chambron for Votre Maison, dining table model 'Pétrouille', oak, France, 1960s. This unique extendable dining table by French designer duo Jacques Chambron and Robert...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Guillerme et Chambron

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Oak

“Grand Repos” Oak Lounge Chair by Guillerme et Chambron, France 1950s
By Votre Maison, Guillerme et Chambron
Located in Utrecht, NL
This oaken “Grand Repos” lounge chair deserves its title of iconic, both in terms of quality and design. This model visually represents the very reason Votre Maison, the French duo, ...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Guillerme et Chambron

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Fabric, Wood

Guillerme & Chambron Sideboard in Oak with Ceramics
By Guillerme et Chambron
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Guillerme & Chambron, sideboard, oak, ceramics, France, 1960s Credenza in oak by French designers Guillerme & Chambron. This sideboard is equipped with two sliding doors and a set...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Guillerme et Chambron

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Ceramic, Oak

  • Guillerme & Chambron Sideboard in Oak with Ceramics
  • Guillerme & Chambron Sideboard in Oak with Ceramics
  • Guillerme & Chambron Sideboard in Oak with Ceramics
  • Guillerme & Chambron Sideboard in Oak with Ceramics
H 35.24 in. W 103.94 in. D 19.69 in.
Guillerme & Chambron Side Table with Magazine Rack in Solid Oak and Ceramic
By Guillerme et Chambron
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Guillerme et Chambron, side table, oak, ceramic, France, 1960s This long side table features a functional magazine rack at one end. The top is highlighted with artistic ceramic tile...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Guillerme et Chambron

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Ceramic, Oak

Guillerme & Chambron Small Side Table in Solid Oak
By Guillerme et Chambron
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Guillerme & Chambron, small side table, oak, France, 1950s Lovely small side table designed by the French designer duo Guillerme & Chambron. The piece contains two compartments on...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Guillerme et Chambron

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Oak

  • Guillerme & Chambron Small Side Table in Solid Oak
  • Guillerme & Chambron Small Side Table in Solid Oak
  • Guillerme & Chambron Small Side Table in Solid Oak
  • Guillerme & Chambron Small Side Table in Solid Oak
H 17.72 in. W 32.68 in. D 14.77 in.
Pair of Guillerme & Chambron Armchairs, France, 1950's
By Votre Maison, Guillerme et Chambron
Located in Austin, TX
Charming pair of solid French oak armchairs by collectable design duo, Guillerme et Chambron. New custom upholstered seats and backs in Holland and Sherry wool plaid. Chairs are quit...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Guillerme et Chambron

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Wool, 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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