Marcel Gascoin (1907-1986) was one of France’s – and the world’s – most acclaimed furniture designers of the post-war era. With a prioritising of simple functionality, elegance in style, and possession a meticulous eye for detail, it’s little surprise his items became design classics.
In 2020, thanks to Cult it’s now possible to have the Gascoin collection in your home. Available in Australia exclusively through Cult, GUBI has reinvigorated two iconic tables from the great designer –the B-Table and the S-Table.
Marcel Gascoin’s passion for wood and his dedication to craftsmanship shone through in every piece of furniture he designed, and these elements are clearly seen in Both and B and S-Tables.
The B-Table was originally designed in 1951, following Gascoin’s inspired borrowing of space saving furniture found in ship design. Ingenuity, elegance and flexibility define this post-war design classic, now reimagined for modern homes. A single fluid motion transforms the square work table into a round dining table for six.
A classic upon launch, and iconic today, the contemporary version of the B-Table is a perfect space for homework, working on a laptop or playing cards, and the can transform easily into a family dining table. The ingenious turning mechanism and magnetic locks make this transformation a breeze, having the B-Table the perfect space saving solution for modern city dwellers.
Simple, sturdy and space-efficient – the extendable S-Table is a showcase of Gascoin’s mastery of form and function. Made from solid and veneered oak or walnut, the S-Table is characterized by an understated and timeless elegance that can complement a broad range of contemporary interior styles.
The innovative, extendable functionality and clean lines made it a household staple in the 1950s, and make it a design classic today. The hidden extendable sides mean the S-Table can be easily adapted to seat 6, 8, or 10 people depending on the occasion.
Built with FSC-certified oak, formaldehyde-free glue and all-natural materials, the Gascoin collection is more than just beautiful.
Crafted from wood with a sincere appreciation for that material, and combining the precision of industrial knowledge and the dexterity of careful handwork, the Gascoin dining collection is a classic that will never go out of style.