Jules Leleu, Walnut Armchair, France, C. 1948 For Sale
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Jules Leleu, Walnut Armchair, France, C. 1948

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Single walnut armchair by Jules Leleu An identical chair was shown at the Leleu exhibition, Chefs d’oeuvre de l’Afrique noire, in Leleu’s showroom on the Avenue Franklin-Roosevelt, Paris (1952) Bibliography: Jutheau, Viviane. Jules et André Leleu. Paris: Editions Vecteurs, 1989. 134. Sirat, Jacques and Françoise Siriex. Tapis Francais du XXeme Siècle. Paris: Editions de l’Amateur, 1993. 152.

Details

  • Condition
    Good
  • Dimensions
    H 34 in. x W 23 in. x D 25 in.H 86.36 cm x W 58.42 cm x D 63.5 cm
  • Seat Height
    19 in. (48.26 cm)
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Seller Reference Number
    Leleu 36C
  • Reference Number
    12070678131296
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About Jules Leleu (Designer)

A designer and ensemblier, Jules Leleu was one of the key authors of the Art Deco movement. While he did not win the fame of such contemporaries as Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann and Jean-Michel Frank, Leleu had a longer career and was easily their peer in the conception of trim, refined furniture forms and in the use of the opulent materials — from lacquer and ivory to sharkskin and exotic woods — that were a keynote of haute Art Deco design.

     Leleu was born into a family of artisans and decorators. Their firm, Maison Leleu, had existed since the 18th century and Jules would guide it through much of the 20th. (The business lasted until 1973, headed at the end by Jules's children.) He studied architecture, served as an aviator in World War I, and after the conflict took up design full-time. Leleu presented work at the 1925 exposition in Paris that gave us the term Art Deco, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York purchased a burl amboyna wood commode by Leleu directly from the show.

     As the furniture presented here shows, Leleu was a stickler for precision craft and preferred to let his materials do the talking — his furniture is generally spare and sleek; its presence is established by figuring (or patterning/graining) in the wood and the occasional marquetry medallion. He had a keen eye for currents in design, and an adaptable sensibility. Maison Leleu would embrace many of the starker forms of modernism after the 1940s, as well as new materials such as artificial lacquer and plastics (then considered cutting-edge rather than cheap). Jules Leleu is a guiding light of 20th-century modernism: a man whose work represents both a devotion to traditional handiwork and an appreciation for the next wave in design.

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