René Prou (1889 – 1948), born in nates and educated in Paris, was a decorator and a furniture designer.
He studied at the Ecole Bernard-Palissy in Paris and shortly after became the design house Gouffe's chief designer and being called the first decorator of the modern taste (gout moderne).
He contributed to the Art Deco movement's expansion.
René Prou (1889-1947), Set of eight sofas, White lacquered iron, fabric and wood, Circa 1950, France. Height: 63 cm, seat height: 50 cm, Width: 1m23, depth: 67 cm.