20th Century French designer Louis Bureau was trained as a painter - student of Tony Robert-Fleury and Jules Lefevre at the Academie Julian in Paris. After World War I, Bureau partnered with renowned architect/designer Michel Dufet in the furniture retail firm Mobilier Artistique Moderne (MAM) which Dufet had established in 1913. Architect and painter each found complementary skills in the other. In 1922 MAM was sold to P. A. Dumas and Bureau and Dufet separated some time later. Afterwards, Bureau designed furniture produced by Le Studio Gue, the interior decorating firm of Georges and Gaston Guerin.