André Arbus (1903 – 1969)
André Arbus was a French furniture designer, sculptor, and architect of the Art Deco period. Graduated from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Toulouse, he took over his familly business of cabinet making.
In 1935, he moved to Paris and opened his own gallery on the prestigious Avenue Matignon. He designed luxury furniture inspired by French Classicism in the 1930s and 1940s. Arbus used high end materials such as lacquer, parchment, rare wood veneers, bronze… He collaborated with the Russian-born sculptor Vadim Androussov and the famous wrought-iron master Gilbert Poillerat. Arbus developped then unique and elegant interiors including private residences, embassies or ocean liners.