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Susan Day

(b Bordeaux, July 14, 1875; d Paris, Aug 7, 1968).

French architect, designer and painter. He trained as an architect at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, in the workshop of Victor Laloux. During the period 1903–12 he collaborated with architect and designer Paul Huillard (1875–1966), building country houses, a château in Brussels and a series of town houses and blocks of flats for artists in the Montparnasse district, of which the most noteworthy are the three contiguous town houses in the Rue Cassini. They also designed furniture. A meeting with Paul Poiret led to a commission to design the couturier’s fashion house and to subsequent commissions from other couturiers, including Mme Paquin and Jean Patou. Following a visit with Poiret to Joseph Hoffmann in Vienna, Süe formed his own design group, the Atelier Français, in Paris in 1912, modelled on the Wiener Werkstätte, which aimed at the concept of complete design, from the building itself down to the cutlery. This was followed by the ...