André Arbus (1903-1969)

Born in 1903 to an established family of Toulousian cabinetmakers, André Arbus was a decorated designer, sculptor, and architect. His output was diverse, from a lowboy designed with Marc Saint-Saëns in 1925 - which won a silver medal at the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts - to the Planier Light in Marseille, erected in 1947, and now an official historical monument. These, amongst other works, secured his election to the Académie des Beaux-Arts in 1965, four years before his death.