Jean Gillon

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Jean Gillon (1919–2007) was a Brazilian furniture designer.

Born in Iaşi, Romania, he studied fine arts in Iaşi and took an architecture degree in Bucharest in 1942. He moved to Brazil in 1956, and in 1958 he founded Italma / Wood Art, a firm which produced furniture and household objects from local Brazilian hardwoods.


  • Bienal de São Paulo: Catalogo (São Paulo: Fundacao Bienal de São Paulo, 1963)
  • Museu da Casa Brasileira. Cadeiras brasileiras: Museu da Casa Brasileira de 13 de dezembro de 1994 a 31 de janeiro de 1995 (O Museu, 1995).
  • Teixeira, Maria Angélica Fernandes. Mobiliário residencial brasileiro: criadores e criações (Uberlândia: Zardo, 1996).