The decorating firm of DOMINIQUE was founded in 1922 at 104 Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris, by André DOMIN, a self-taught artist born in Caen in 1883, and Marcel GENEVRIERE, a reporter and art critic, born in 1885.

The partnership got off to a resounding start, within a year they were advertising a wide range of carpets, fabrics and furniture in Mobilier et Décoration. In addition to the annual Salons, the firm participated at the Ambassade Française at the 1925 Exhibition. In the same year DOMINIQUE was awarded first prize for its entry in a chair competition organized by the Union Centrale des Arts Décoratifs.

Preferred woods in the early years were palisander, macassar ebony and sycamore. Upholstery was in silk (on occasion by Raoul DUFY), velours or leather. They were looking for new concepts: crystal handles replaced PUIFORCAT's earlier models, black dalles of glass superseded walnut room panelling and doors.

The firm was at its height in the early 1930s, receiving an important commission to furnish a hotel in Havana. For the ocean liner Normandie, some years later, DOMINIQUE designed the de luxe apartment Rouen, its four rooms incorporating a selection of furniture against a background of walls papered in parchment . In 1935 came the Exposition de Bruxelles and two years later the Exposition des Arts et Techniques.

After the war, DOMINIQUE was influenced by the return of the traditional French styles.

After André DOMIN quit the company in 1953, his son Alain took over the management of DOMINIQUE which finally closed its doors in 1970 after having taken part in decoration of a luxury appartment on the liner France.