Marcel Gascoin (1907 – 1986) French furniture designer and decorator

Gascoin dining collection
Gascoin dining collection

Marcel Gascoin (1907 – 1986) was a French furniture designer and decorator. 


He studied architecture, at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts D√©coratifs, Paris, under Henri Sauvage. 


From 1950, he designed furniture in wood. He specialized in furniture arrangements and developed a theory of the organization of living spaces. In 1931, he became a member of UAM (Union des Artistes Modernes). Many young designers, including Pierre Guariche, Pierre Paulin, Michel Mortier, and Rene-Jean Caillette, worked in Gascoin’s bureau d’etudes after World War II. 


Marcel Gascoin sideboard - buffet
Marcel Gascoin sideboard – buffet
Chair designed by Marcel Gascoin
Chair designed by Marcel Gascoin


His work was shown at the 1930 (I) exhibition of UAM, where he met Robert Mallet-Stevens. 

1934 competition designing cabins of steel oceanliners organized by OTUA (Office Technique pour I’Utilisation de l’Acier); 

1936 competition of school furniture; 

1949-50 (I) ‘Formes Utiles’ exhibition, Pavillon de Marsan, Paris; 

1956 (I) Triennale d’Art francais Contemporain, Paris; 

1947, in charge of presenting seven apartments, ‘Urbanisme et Habitation’ exhibition, Grand Palais, Paris. 


Byars, M., & Riley, T. (2004). The design encyclopedia. Laurence King Publishing.

Wikipedia contributors. (2020, March 24). Marcel Gascoin. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 00:14, March 1, 2021, from

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