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Camille Gauthier Camille GAUTHIER
Norroy-les-Pont-à-Mousson 1870 - Montricourt 1963

Gauthier-Poinsignon, Display case, circa 1901-1902 Edmond Lombard leather, Musée de l'Ecole de Nancy

Camille Gauthier, having completed his apprenticeship at the Nancy Ecole des Beaux-Arts, entered the Paris Ecole des Arts Decoratifs in 1891. From 1894 to 1900, he worked for Majorelle as a decorator. He designed numerous furniture sets, some of which where shown at the 1900 World Fair The following year, he left Majorelle’s company and set up his own furniture making business thanks to the financial support of the tapestry-maker Paul Poinsignon. At first clearly influenced by Majorelle’s style, the Gauthier-Poinsignon company differed from Majorelle’s company in its production techniques and clientele.  It’s modern workshops, galleries and catalogues helped the company reach a wider range of customers than that of Gallé and Majorelle and provide a modern style of furniture at reasonable prices.

Camille Gauthier was a member of the Ecole de Nancy Board of Management since 1901.