Paul Follot is a French cabinet-maker and Art Deco designer. He was a student of Eugene Grasset , a master of Art Nouveau who taught design in Paris. He worked from 1901 to 1903 for La Maison Moderne, a gallery run by the art dealer Julius Meier-Graefe in Paris between 1899 and 1903 and a competitor of Bing's Maison de l'Art Nouveau .
His first designs were inspired by the Neo-Gothic style. As a cabinet maker he likes rare exotique woods and gold bronze friezes. He co-founded "L'Art dans Tout" a little group of artists and architects who wanted to promote decorative arts from a social perspective. They were especially interested in the relationship between arts and industrial objects. Paul Follot became a self-employed designer in 1904. He designed not only furniture but objects of silver, lightning ,textiles , carpets, ceramics, and bronze as well as jewelry. In 1923 Follot became director of design at the Pomone studios of Au Bon Marche before moving to Waring and Gillow's ( an English furniture company) Paris office in 1928 where he worked with Serge Chermayeff. After 1931 Follot returned to independent practice and in 1935 he received a commission for the ocean liner Normandie as well as exhibiting at the Brussels Exposition.
Rossella Froissart Pezone, L’Art dans tout. Les arts décoratifs en France et l’utopie d’un art nouveau, CNRS Editions, 2005