Born in Rouen in 1903, Jean PASCAUD graduated in engineering in 1924 from the Ecole Centrale des Arts et Manufactures.
An interest in the decorative arts led him into furniture design and increasingly, from the late 1920s, into the broader field of interior design.

PASCAUD was a traditionalist. The history of furniture, both past and future, lay in proven design and in the judicious selection of rich veneers - violetwood, palisander, and American walnut, accented with parchment and galuchat or understated metal bending.

PASCAUD presented his conservative, restrained furniture in surroundings which gave it the necessary warmth and ambience.His participation at the Salons was limited to early 1930s. Later he concentrated on developing an clientele which included government officials and ambassadors. Commissions for the ocean liners Pasteur and Normandie brought further prestige.