Jules Leleu


Jules Leleu (1883-1961) was a renowned French ebony artist and interior designer known for his outstanding contributions to the Art Deco style. Born in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, Leleu began his career as a carpenter and later became a respected designer and furniture maker.

Leleu founded his own furniture company in Paris in 1924, which quickly became one of the leading addresses for luxurious furniture and interior design. His works were distinguished by their exceptional craftsmanship, innovative use of materials and elegant aesthetics.

Leleu became particularly known for his furniture in the Art Deco style, which was characterized by geometric shapes, exotic woods, fine veneers and high-quality finishes. His designs were both functional and aesthetically pleasing, reflecting the glamor and elegance of the time.

Leleu’s works were not only appreciated in France, but also received international recognition. He designed furniture and interiors for prominent personalities such as kings, heads of state and from the world of film and art.

Today, Jules Leleu’s furniture and interiors are considered sought-after collector’s items. They can be found in renowned museums and private collections around the world. His influence on 20th century furniture design remains undisputed. His legacy lives on in the timeless beauties of his works.

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