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Vasseur, Marcel - Biography

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Marcel Vasseur & Cie was established at 22 rue Mousset-Robert in Paris. In the Art Deco period, this ironworker occupies in a special place in the French metalwork market. His style is characterized by a robustness of forms, a decision of lines and a concision of decoration which sublimate the strict and robust beauty of the metal. Like Brandt, Subes, Szabo or Prouvé, he presented his work at the famous 1925 international exhibition of decorative arts. On this occasion, he created all the ironwork of the Pavillon de la Maîtrise, the art studio of Galeries Lafayette, directed by Maurice Dufrene.

Most of Marcel Vasseur's lighting fixtures are not signed. When they are, they are signed Fag (Ferronnerie d'Art Des Galeries) when they were made for La Maîtrise, or Vasseur or VM or MV when they were manufactured to be sold directly by Vasseur.