Marcel Guillemard (1886 – 1932) French Decorator and furniture designer

Pair of modernist armchairs with curved and nickel-plated tubular metal frame enclosing a seat and a back in brown fabrics. By Marcel Guillemard
Pair of modernist armchairs with curved and nickel-plated tubular metal frame enclosing a seat and a back in brown fabrics. By Marcel Guillemard

Marcel Guillemard (1886 – 1932) was a French decorator and furniture designer. He was born and professionally active in Paris.

Biography

He trained as a furniture designer at Krieger, furniture makers in the Faubourg Saint-Antoine, Paris. He became active also as an interior designer. From the late 1920s, worked with Louis Sognot for the Primavera workshop of the Au Printemps department store, Paris. Between 1918-29, he was chief of the office of design and decoration, sometimes collaborating with architect G. Wibo, including on the tearoom at Au Printemps. He was the force behind the Au Printemps annual fairs and the new techniques of window display and merchandising. Guillemard’s early work was reminiscent of 18th and 19th-century French styles. 

Primavera, 1927 Armchair Chrome-plated steel, upholstery by Marcel Guillemard
Primavera, 1927 Armchair Chrome-plated steel, upholstery by Marcel Guillemard

Recognition

His work was shown at the 1922 Salon of Société des Artistes Décorateurs (dining room with Charlotte Chauchet-Guillere), Salons d’Au-tomne. Designed dining room of Primavera pavilion at 1925 Paris ‘Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes.’

Sources

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

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