Louis SÜE was born in Bordeaux in 1875. He enrolled at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts and received his diploma in 1901.

SÜE established his own decoration firm, L'Atelier Français, on the rue de Courcelles in 1912. He served on the Eastern front during the war, returning to form with André MARE the Belle France at 22 avenue de Friedland, a prelude to their Compagnie des Arts Français at 116 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in 1919.

Numerous commissions followed immediately, both architectural and decorative. Collaborators included MAILLOL, DESPIAU, DUFRESNE, MARINOT, JAULMES.

The partnership with MARE lasted until 1928, when Jacques ADNET assumed the firm's directorship. SÜE continued independently, as an architect and ensemblier, until the Second World War.

During the 1930s commissions included shops (Helena RUBINSTEIN's Thermes at Faubourg Saint-Honoré in collaboration with Emilio TERRY), stage sets, offices and private houses. He settled in Istanbul during the war, lecturing at the Academy of Fine Arts.

He later returned to France and retired to Gascogne, near Bordeaux, where he died in 1968.