Gilbert Poillerat (1902-1988)


Born in 1902, Gilbert Poillerat is one of the most renowned French designer and wrought iron master of the 20th Century.


He studied engraving at the Ecole Boulle in Paris. He started then his career at Edgar Brandt’s studio as a designer and model-maker.


Poillerat was inspired by historical architecture. He imagined elegant objects and furniture that are unique for their perfect proportions and very distinctive personal style.


He designed and produced grillework, tables, chairs, consoles, screens, lighting and firedogs.

Poillerat used Nature inspired elements such as branches, corals, leaves… He furthermore embellished his furniture with delicate gilded metal pieces (twisted ropes, stars, bows and arrows, globes astrolabs…)


Gilbert Poillerat collaborated with many of the leading designers of the Art Deco period, among them Jacques Adnet, André Arbus, Jean Pascaud and Jean Royère.


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