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Guillerme et Chambron

Ebonized Radiator Cover and Bench

France, Mid-20th Century

GC 126

Description

Medium: Ebonized oak

Dimensions: 25 in deep x 57.5 in wide x 42.5 in high

This midcentury, ebonized radiator cover by the celebrated French designer Robert Guillerme, was created as part of a line of design he produced for the company Votre Maison. Features an inset bench.

Guillerme placed equal emphasis on function and aesthetics, creating an aesthetic as staid as it was arresting. While his work was in many ways distinctively conservative and recognizable from project to project, both in form as well as in medium-his wood of choice, waxed oak, was often either lightened or darkened to the same few tones-Guillerme’s pieces also possessed an unusual flare.

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