His notoriety in the art of metalwork was virtually equal to that of Edgar Brandt. Once a student of the Superior School of Decorative Arts, the work of Raymond Subes was considerable. At the Exposition of Decorative Arts in 1925, he worked for several pavilions, most notably for Ruhlmann’s “Hotel du Collectionneur” (Hotel of the Collector) salon. Subes also received numerous commissions from several of the large ocean liners (the Ile-de-France in 1927, the Atlantic in 1931, the Normandy in 1935, the Liberty in 1950 and the S.S. France in 1962), as well as from banks located on the Champs-Elysees. After the Second World War, Subes became the overall director of the entire network of Borderel and Robert while continuing his art in metalwork.
Cf. P. KJELLBERG, Art Déco, Les maîtres du mobilier, Le décor des paquebots, Ed. de l’Amateur, Paris, 2000, p. 229-230