René Gabriel

Rene Gabriel

Born in 1890 in Maisons-Alfort, Ile-de-France, he attended the Ecole Germain Pilon and the ENSAD (Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs) in Paris.   He exhibited at the 1925 Paris Exposition and designed for the French Embassy a child's room and a kitchen.  In 1924 he was the recipient of the Blumenthal Prize for excellence in design.  His production oriented designs of affordable furniture were perfect for the production of the period and in 1927 he unvelied his collection of "serially produced" furniture in oak to great success.

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