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Guillerme et Chambron Wall Decorations

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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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Creator: Guillerme et Chambron
"Guillerme and Chambron" rare pair of oak shelves, Edition Votre Maison
By Guillerme et Chambron
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
"Guillerme and Chambron" rare pair of oak shelves, Edition Votre Maison circa 1960
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Guillerme et Chambron Wall Decorations

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Oak

shelves in oak by GUILLERME &CHAMBRON
By Guillerme et Chambron
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Guillerme et Chambron customs made shelves in oak one of the king
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Mid-20th Century French Modern Guillerme et Chambron Wall Decorations

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Oak

Boleslaw Danikowski Large Ceramic Panel in a Wooden Frame, circa 1950
By Guillerme et Chambron, Boleslaw Danikowski
Located in Mouscron, WHT
Boleslaw Danikowski (1928-1979) large ceramic panel in a wooden frame. Rear attachment system. Boleslaw Danikowski was the first ceramist to work regularly with Robert Guillerme and Jacques Chambron...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Guillerme et Chambron Wall Decorations

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Wood, Ceramic

Guillerme et Chambron, Oak Shelf Edition Votre Maison, circa 1970
By Votre Maison, Guillerme et Chambron
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Guillerme et Chambron, oak shelf Edition Votre Maison circa 1970. Measures: Shelf : 36 x 56 x 30 cm.
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Late 20th Century French Modern Guillerme et Chambron Wall Decorations

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Oak

Guillerme et Chambron, Oak shelf and Stool, Edition Votre Maison, circa 1970
By Votre Maison, Guillerme et Chambron
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Guillerme et Chambron, oak stool and his shelf Edition Votre Maison circa 1970. Measures: Shelf : 36 x 56 x 30 cm.
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Late 20th Century French Modern Guillerme et Chambron Wall Decorations

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Oak

Curtain Rod by Guillerme and Chambron, 1960
By Guillerme et Chambron
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Curtain rod by Guillerme and Chambron, 1960 Measures: W 115cm, D 16cm, H 24cm.
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Guillerme et Chambron Wall Decorations

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Wood

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Guillerme Et Chambron wall decorations for sale on 1stDibs.

Guillerme et Chambron wall decorations are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Guillerme et Chambron wall decorations, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original wall decorations by Guillerme et Chambron were created in the modern style in france during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider wall decorations by André Lanskoy, Jean Prouvé, and Pierre Soulages. Prices for Guillerme et Chambron wall decorations can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $715 and can go as high as $8,322, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $1,566.

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