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 Dรฉcoratifs, 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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