Oval mirror Süe et Mare by Louis Süe & André Mare
Oval mirror Süe et Mare by Louis Süe & André Mare
Oval mirror Süe et Mare by Louis Süe & André Mare
Oval mirror Süe et Mare by Louis Süe & André Mare
Oval mirror Süe et Mare by Louis Süe & André Mare
Oval mirror Süe et Mare by Louis Süe & André Mare
Oval mirror Süe et Mare by Louis Süe & André Mare
Oval mirror Süe et Mare by Louis Süe & André Mare

Oval mirror Süe et Mare 1925

Louis Süe & André Mare

BoisVerreMétalCuivreArgent
110 ⨯ 42 cm
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  • Sur l'oeuvre d'art
    Beautiful large oval Art Deco mirror. It's a famous oval model made by Süe et Mare around 1925. The mirror is made of carved wood that is covered with a copper foil, after which it is silver plated. The mirror has a ribbed decor ending in a cornucopia. From this mirror are just a few examples known.
    Louis Süe (Bordeaux, 1875-1968), architect, painter and designer.
    He exhibited his work in 1902 with the 'Nabis' at the Salon des Indépendents. He also worked together with Paul Huillard, together they had a successfull architect's firm.


    André Mare (Argentan, 1887-1932), painter and designer.
    He participated at the Paris Salons. In 1912 André Mare presented the installation 'La Maison Cubiste" at the Salon d'Automne, he works together at this installation with Raymond Duchamp-Villon, Marcel Duchamp, Jean Metzinger, Albert Gleizes, Fernand Léger and Roger de La Fresnay.

    Together, Louis Süe et André Mare founded the 'Compagnie des Arts Français' in 1919. With their different talents which strengthened each other, they were a great success. They designed and produced beautiful creations, all in the field of the applied arts, like furniture, lamps, mirrors clocks, textile, glass, ceramics et cetera. They had important clients like Jacques Doucet, Countess Goyeneche, Theatre Danou and the French government. They designed the cenotaph in the Arc de Triomph, but also the interiors of luxury ocean liners like 'SS Paris' (1921) and 'SS Ile-de-France (1927). They worked together with a team of artists like Paul Vera, Maillol, Gustave-Louis Jaulmes, Charles Dufresne, Maurice Marinot and others. All the artists had their own individual careers as well.

    Their designs in luxury materials, high quality pieces were often stylized, rich and decorated with flowers. They made their pieces in limited small editions or even exclusive pieces, made for their wealthy clients.

    They exhibited their pieces at the 1925 World expo 'Arts Décoratifs' with "Le Musée d'Art Contemporain", they also made the interior of the Pavilion of the French Embassy and the boutique of Parfums d'Orsay and the stand of Christofle-Baccarat.

    Their works nowadays belong to the collections of major museums such as MOMA New York, Musee d'Orsay and Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

    Literature:
    - Florence Camard, "Süe et Mare et la Compagnie des Arts Français", Les Editions de l'Amateur, Paris, 1993.
    - Duncan, Alastair; "Art deco Complete - The Definitive Guide to the Decorative Arts of the 1920's & 30's", Thames & Hudson, 2009. Pag. 88 t/m 95.
  • Sur l'artiste

    Louis Süe (Bordeaux, 1875-1968), architect, painter and designer. He exhibited in 1902 with the 'Nabis' at the Salon des Independents. He also ran a successful architectural firm with Paul Huillard.
    André Mare (Argentan, 1887-1932), painter and designer. He exhibited at the Salon des Indépendents and Salon d'Automne. In 1912 André Mare exhibited at the Salon d'Automne with Raymond Duchamp-Villon, Marcel Duchamp, Jean Metzinger, Albert Gleizes, Fernand Léger and Roger de La Fresnaye with the installation "La Maison Cubiste".

    Together, Süe et Mare founded the 'Compagnie des Arts Français' in 1919. With their different talents, which reinforced each other, they were a great success. They designed and produced beautiful creations in the field of applied art such as furniture, mirrors, lamps, clocks, textiles, glass, ceramics et cetera. They had important clients such as Jacques Doucet, Countess Goyeneche, Théatre Danou and the French government such as the commission to manufacture the cenotaph in the Arc de Triomph, but also made interiors for luxury ocean liners such as the "SS Paris" (1921) and ' Ile de France" (1927). They collaborated with a team of artists such as Paul Vera, Maillol, Gustave-Louis Jaulmes, Charles Dufresne, Maurice Marinot and others, who also created their own individual works.

    Their designs in luxurious materials, high quality, stylized, often decorated with flowers, were only made in small limited editions, sometimes even exclusively, for their well-to-do clientele.

    They exhibited at the Arts et Décoratifs Internationale in 1925 with "Le Musée d'Art Contemporain", but also designed the pavilion of the French Embassy, ​​the Parfums d'Orsay boutique and the Christofle-Baccarat stand. Their latest project was the furnishing of Jane Renouard's private home. Their partnership lasted until 1928 when Jacques Adnet took over the board.

    André Mare mainly went back to painting and died in 1932, partly due to the injuries he sustained in WWI. Louis Süe continued to work as an independent architect and designer until WWII.

    Many of their works now belong to the collections of major museums such as MOMA in New York, Musée d'Orsay or Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

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