Saturday, 17 October 2009

Sue et Mare

Sue et Mare


Louis Sue ( 1875 - 1968)
Andre Mare (1887 - 1932)


Andre Mare was an artist, and studied at the Academie Julian Louis Sue also trained as a painter, but turned to interior design as early as 1905. This lack of a design or craft training led both Sue and Mare to be grouped with the Coloristes in Paris before the First World War. Mare was involved with Duchamp Villon's Maison Cubiste in 1912, while Sue worked with Poiret until the founding of La Maison Martine in 1912. In the same year, Sue set up his own decorating firm, L'atelier Francais, and began his association with Mare in 1914. This association became a partnership in 1919 with the foundation of La Compagnie des Arts Francais which lasted until 1928. Sue et Mare worked across the spectrum of the decorative arts from wallpapers to furniture. Their furniture used exotic woods and was clearly inspired by traditional French styles. At the 1925 Paris Exposition their pavilion, Un Musee d'Art Contemporian, rivalled Ruhlmann's and the firm also exhibited furniture in the Ambassade Francaise and the Perfums d'Orsay boutique among other pavilions. The partnership ended in 1928 and Sue continued work in France throughout the 1930s.


Examples of work from  Louis Sue and Andre Mare


French Art Deco Cabinet Black and Red lacquer. c.1930







Art deco fire screen by Sue Et Mare



Sue et Mare French Art Deco Wall Mirror.




Art Deco Secretary Cabinet by Sue & Mare



 
Coffee table by Louis Sue & André Mare, mahogany wood sculpted and festoned. Black and white marble plate.





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