Gabriel Englinger (1898 – 1983) French artist, decorator, furniture designer

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Savonerie carpet made by designer Gabriel Englinger
Savonerie carpet made by designer Gabriel Englinger

Gabriel Englinger (1898 – 1983) was a French artist, decorator and designer.


He went to the École Boulle in Paris to study.


He worked in the Galeries Lafayette department store’s La Maitrise design workshop from 1922 to 1928. At the same time, he worked for Cornille as a designer and furniture builder. Studio Abran created a 1928 boudoir and a 1929 work cabinet and smoking stand, among other ensembles. In Grenoble, he taught decoration, and in Voiron, where he settled after WWII, he taught drawing. Between 1949—63, abandoning his other activities, he taught decoration, Ecole Régionale des Beaux-Arts, Rennes.

A French Art Deco cupboard by Gabriel Englinger.
A French Art Deco cupboard by Gabriel Englinger.

His interiors were displayed at Cercle Volney starting in 1921 (with Ecole Boulle student designers). Dining room (with Ecole Boulle student designers) presented in Musée Galliéra, Paris, in 1923. At the 1925 Paris ‘Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes,’ he designed a small room for La Maitrise and a Salon d’Honneur for Cornille in the City of Paris Pavilion (with Suzanne Guiguichon). Work was periodically displayed at the Société des Artistes Décorateurs Salons from 1926 through 1929. At the 1937 Paris ‘Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne,’ a chamber was displayed in the Dauphiné pavilion’s regional industries exhibit. Work exhibited in the Salons d’Automne in 1946 and 1947. The dining room (designed by La Maitrise) was exhibited at the Société des Artistes Décorateurs’ Salon in 1948.


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

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