One of the leading furniture designers of the post-war era, Marcel Gascoin's contribution to the world of design is undeniable. Unrecognised for decades, the French interior architect's collection is now reimagined by esteemed furniture manufacturers GUBI, in homage to the great designer's innovative work.
Marcel Gascoin’s designs became a staple in French homes during the 1950s. His fascination with utilitarian characteristics and flexible functionality began in childhood, where he grew up around boats, admiring their efficient use of space. Gascoin's iconic C-Chair design rejected the tradition of oversized and ornate Louis XV or Regency chairs that were popular at the time, instead prioritising simple functionality, executed with meticulous attention to detail.
Celebrated for the vital role he played in the reconstruction of post-war France, Marcel Gascoin's quietly composed contemporary designs seek to connect art with industry, underpinned by his deep-rooted social conscience. Gascoin had little interest in creating work to populate museums, instead he hoped to serve the needs of a French populace devastated by war. Ironically, his work is now being rediscovered by collectors, curators and designers across the world, renowned for creating a new standard for design.
Innovatively designed by Marcel Gascoin in 1947 to complement the compact post-war French homes, the C-Chair has been beautifully crafted by Gubi.
Characterised by its high-quality wooden workmanship and distinctive leg profile, the iconic chair is crafted from robust oiled oak or walnut and finished with an exquisitely crafted French cane seat and back, to texturally complement the wooden frame.
Cleverly designed with great attention to detail for premium functionality in any home, the oak C-Chair is sure to enhance any dining or living area.
Products by Marcel Gascoin