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Louis Süe Furniture

French, 1875-1968

Louis Süe was a man of many artistic talents who excelled in a range of disciplines in the Parisian design scene of the early 20th century. He was a painter, furniture maker, decorator and architect — he drew on traditional design but sought to make modernist work. His best known furniture designs included wall mirrors, console tables and armchairs created in the elegant Art Deco style, and his interior designs spanned private residences and passenger liners.

Süe was born in Bordeaux and enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts in 1893. In 1902, his work was exhibited at the Salon d'Automne and the Salon des Indépendants, and he continued exhibiting at Parisian salons over the course of his career. Beginning in 1903, Süe collaborated with other artists to create workshops and cooperative businesses in the city.

One of the most significant partnerships of Süe's career was with French artist and textile designer André Mare, with whom Süe became acquainted while working at an interior design firm called L’Atelier Français. In 1919–20, the pair, known as Süe et Mare, founded the Compagnie des Arts Français, which specialized in furniture, tapestries, wallpaper and silverware. The founders intended to draw on 18th-century furniture to create modern works and were inspired by Cubism and Art Nouveau and created forward-looking Art Deco designs that are widely celebrated today.

Inspired by the work of Austrian collective Wiener Werkstätte, Süe and Mare grew a successful business at the Compagnie des Arts Français, mass-producing furnishings and objects, taking on a range of wealthy clients and employing artists such as Marie Laurencin, Paul Vera and Fernand Léger. One of their interior design projects was the Polish Embassy in Paris. In 1925, Süe and Mare designed the Fontaine & Cie Pavilion at the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts in Paris, which featured works by André Groult, Maurice Dufrêne and others.

The Compagnie des Arts Français struggled financially toward the end of the 1920s and was sold to the owners of the French department store Galeries Lafayette. Jacques Adnet, who was working with Dufrêne at the decorative arts atelier of Galeries Lafayette, was appointed artistic director of the Compagnie and steered the firm in a different direction. 

After Süe left the Compagnie, he worked as an independent architect and designer. Some of his notable projects include the Basque villa of French fashion designer Jean Patou, completed in 1931, and the reconstruction of Hôtel Hesselin in Paris, completed in 1937.

Süe became the treasurer of the Société des artistes décorateurs in 1936 and was named the society president in 1939. That was also the year he designed the French Village for the New York World's Fair. During World War II, he lived in Istanbul and lectured at the Institute of Fine Arts. He returned to France after the war and passed away in Paris in 1968.

In 2021, around 30 pieces of furniture by Süe et Mare from the estate of German-born fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld went to auction at Sotheby's. Many of Süe's designs are held in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

On 1stDibs, find antique Louis Süe tables, seating, mirrors and more.

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Creator: Louis Süe
A Fine French Art Deco Armoire by Louis Sue
By Louis Sue
Located in Long Island City, NY
Louis SÜE (1875 – 1968) A Fine French Modernist burl wood (amboyna or elm) armoire / cabinet with a lacquered aluminum frame. A recessed light illuminates the top niche of each side ...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Louis Süe Furniture

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Gallia circa 1920s Art Deco Süe & Mare for Christofle Silver Plated Jug Pitcher
By Andre Mare, Christofle, Louis Sue, Gallia
Located in Thiensville, WI
Elegant Art Deco metal water pitcher by Louis Süe (1875-1968) & André Mare (1887-1932) for Gallia - Christofle. Silver-plated. Stamped underneath "Gallia", "OC" for Maison Christofle...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Louis Süe Furniture

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Silver Plate

Pair of Art Deco Tea Cups with Saucers by Sue & Mare for Gallia, Christofle
By Andre Mare, Gallia, Christofle, Louis Sue
Located in Paris, FR
Pair of Art Deco tea cups sold with their saucers. Made by Louis Süe (1875-1968) & André Mare (1887-1932) for Gallia - Christofle. Silverplated with p...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Louis Süe Furniture

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Silver Plate

Pair of Art Deco Coffee Cups with Saucers Design Sue & Mare Gallia-Christofle
By Andre Mare, Gallia, Christofle, Louis Sue
Located in Paris, FR
Pair of Art Deco Coffee Cups sold with their saucers. Designed by Louis Süe ( 1875-1968) & André Mare (1887-1932) for Gallia - Christofle. Silverpl...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Louis Süe Furniture

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Silver Plate

Pair of Art Deco Breakfast Cups and Saucers by Sue &Mare for Gallia-Christofle
By Andre Mare, Gallia, Louis Sue, Christofle
Located in Paris, FR
Pair of Art Deco Breakfast cups are also considered hot chocolate cups. Sold with their saucers. Made by Louis Süe (1875-1968) & André Mare (1887-19...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Louis Süe Furniture

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Large Circular Art Deco Red Lacquer Mirror by Sue and Mare, France, 1928
By Louis Sue
Located in Brussels, BE
Art deco red lacquer mirror with trimmings bronze details. Original beveled mirror (stung). A mark behind the mirror with a date (1928). By Louis Su...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Louis Süe Furniture

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Bronze

Art Deco Jug by Süe & Mare for Gallia, Christofle circa 1930
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Located in Paris, FR
Art Deco jug by Louis Süe(1875-1968) & André Mare (1887-1932) for Gallia - Christofle. Silverplated with plant motifs in low-relief. Stamped underneath "...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Louis Süe Furniture

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Louis Sue & André Mare Original Paintings
By Louis Sue, Andre Mare
Located in Encino, CA
Louis Sue & André Mare (1875-1968) - (1885-1932) Five sketches "Flowers circa 1930" Very rare watercolor on paper. Without frame: H 13" x W 17" ...
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1930s French Vintage Louis Süe Furniture

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Paper

Louis Süe et André Mare, Large-scale Gilt Console Table, France, C. 1920
By Andre Mare, Louis Sue
Located in New York, NY
One of a pair commissioned by Jean Patou for his Paris maison de couture. Please note that our console retains its original traditional water gilding, creating an effect which is pa...
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1920s French Art Deco Vintage Louis Süe Furniture

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Wood, Leather

Louis Süe, Pair of Oak and Leather Armchairs, France, C. 1940
By Louis Sue
Located in New York, NY
Pair of oak armchairs by Louis Sue upholstered in leather Provenance: Lazare Freres bank offices in Paris.
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1940s French Vintage Louis Süe Furniture

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Louis Süe furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Louis Süe furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Louis Süe furniture, although silver editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Louis Süe were created in the Art Deco style in france during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by André Mare, Luminarc , and Jean Luce. Prices for Louis Süe furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $800 and can go as high as $148,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $1,277.

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