Jules Leleu

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Jules Leleu (June 17, 1883 –1961) was a French furniture designer.


Born in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, Leleu studied decorative painting[1] and at the age of 26 succeeded his father in the family painting business.[2] With his brother he began work in the Decorating field. After World War I, Leleu specialized in furniture making, he opened a Paris gallery, Maison Leleu,[1] in 1924 and exhibited at the 1925 Exposition Industrielle et Arts Decoratifs, winning a grand prize at the exposition.[2] Leleu designed the Grand Salon of the Ambassadors at the Society of Nations in Geneva and the French Embassies of several nations as well as the ocean liners SS Ile de France and SS Normandie.[1] Jules Leleu worked with Alice Colonieu, she performed for Jules leleu two beautiful ceramic panels for the Ocean liner Pierre Loti.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Moonan, Wendy (27 October 2000). "A Rare Trove From France". The New York Times. Retrieved 5 March 2010.
  2. ^ a b Moonan, Wendy (16 May 2008). "Tending to the Legacy of a Deco Master". The New York Times. Retrieved 5 March 2010.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-01. Retrieved 2014-02-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)