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Guillerme et Chambron

Two-door Armoire

France, Mid-20th Century

GC 41

Description

Medium: Limed oak, ceramic

Dimensions: 67" high x 51" wide x 18.75" deep

This mid-century, limed oak two-door armoire by the celebrated French designer Robert Guillerme, was created as part of a line of design he produced for the company Votre Maison. Ceramic handles by Boleslaw Danikowski (1928-1979).

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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