Marcel Guillemard (1886 – 1932) was a French decorator and furniture designer. He was born and professionally active in Paris. He established himself as the first emblematic designer and interior designer of the Primavera workshop in the Printemps department stores
Biography of Marcel Guillemard
Marcel Guillemard 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.
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.’
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