Historicist table from 1939
Historicist table from 1939
New rococo decoration table from 1940s
New rococo decoration table from 1940s
Decoration versus functionalism table, 1950s
Decoration versus functionalism table, 1950s
Biomorphic table, 1940s
Biomorphic table, 1940s
Steel minimalist table, 1960s
Steel minimalist table, 1960s

Gilbert Poillerat (1902-1988) was a French master of the hand made steel furniture and decoration. His biggest part of his life-long career represents creations of all kinds of tables.

For this editorial we have found some of his spectacular creations to show his style evolution which is significant for whole decoration scene of that time in France, Italy or elsewhere. We have named tables after their style which represent to illustrate this stylistic changes in times. From the historicism, to the surrealist and biomorphic designs to the decorative modernism and finally to the new 1960s steel minimalism, which was very popular in France.

Poillerat was a great chameleon of the styles and shapes. But in his every creation we can find his ultimate production mastery.