Renowned French design duo Robert Guillerme and Jacques Chambron, founders of the legendary firm “Votre Maison” (1949), enjoyed success designing original furniture and forward-thinking interiors from the 1950s through the 1970s. The two met at a forced labor camp in France during World War II, which inspired many underlying motifs throughout their body of work. Guillerme and Chambron are heralded for their innovative furniture, where functionality informs design. / Guillerme and Chambron pieces are inventive, at times surprising, and are crafted with an intent for easy living. For the first time, the duo’s works are on display in a a new townhouse in Carroll Gardens in Brooklyn, designed and developed by The Brooklyn Home Company. The exhibition is curated in partnership with frenchCALIFORNIA & Maison Gerard. Additionally, works featured include a day-in-the-life photo series on Andy Warhol by Robert Levin. / Visitors will discover five floors of Guillerme et Chambron creations perfectly suited to a modern setting. Through January 2021, we are organizing tours by appointment only.
|The Brooklyn Home Company (TBHCo) is a family-run company committed to creating distinguished living spaces infused with superior art and craft. TBHCo’s in-house creative team of architects, designers, artists and developers, led by brother-sister team Bill Caleo and Lyndsay Caleo Karol, conceive life in their buildings down to the smallest detail, with custom hand-crafted elements, eco-minded features and integrated art pieces. The Brooklyn Home Company works on a national portfolio of residences and hospitality projects from offices in Gowanus in Brooklyn.|
|frenchCALIFORNIA is a globally minded marketing and branding agency designed to help brands elevate their identity, propel public awareness and drive sales with a focus on innovation and impactful design. Founded by Paris-born Guillaume Couthellias, frenchCALIFORNIA forges connections between top real-estate developers, architects, interior designers, galleries and leaders across many industries to create powerful partnerships and distinctive experiences that contribute to the cultural conversation. Among its many services, frenchCALIFORNIA has been highly recognized for introducing novel strategies to the real estate industry and changing the perception of the typical model residence.frenchCALIFORNIA conceptualizes and curates one-of-a-kind, luxury model residencies, partnering with galleries, artists and real-estate developers to create groundbreaking design showcases that drive sales for both the real estate developers and gallerists. frenchCALIFORNIA clients have included RELATED, JDS Development, Tishman Speyer, Naftali Group, COMPASS and Douglas Elliman.|
|Maison Gerard was founded by Gerardus A. Widdershoven in 1974. The gallery quickly established a reputation as New York’s premier source for fine French Art Deco furniture, lighting, and objets d’art. In addition to presenting important works of Jean-Michel Frank, Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, and Jules Leleu, the gallery has been instrumental in building numerous private and public collections. In the late ‘90s, Benoist F. Drut joined Maison Gerard as a partner and began broadening the gallery’s scope to include both mid century and contemporary design, and fostered the development of a wide range of recognized and emerging contemporary designers. His mission was to collect a body of work as well grounded in the past as it was keenly attuned to the future. Today, Maison Gerard exhibits a range of work—from French Art Deco and antiques to contemporary lighting, sculpture, and ceramics—with an emphasis on authenticity, historical context, and expertise. Presenting the works of many of the leading international designers and artists in their fields, including Achille Salvagni, Ayala Serfaty, Niamh Barry, Marc Brazier Jones, Herve van der Straten, and Michael Coffey amongst others.The gallery occupies two storefronts on 10th Street, which are not solely places for design, but environments where design lives; not only where the old and new coexist seamlessly, but where it is easy to feel at home among the beauty of both.|