Alfred Porteneuve was born in Paris in 1896. While studying architecture at the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, he collaborated with his uncle, the famous Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann; in 1925 he helped with the Hôtel du Collectionneur building done by Ruhlmann for the International Exposition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts. Alfred Porteneuve (worked with his uncle until Emile-Jacques’ death in 1933, at which time Porteneuve was asked to finish the orders already in process. The next year, he started his own company. He arranged and furnished many private apartments, offices, and in 1939, the ocean liner Pasteur. His projects also included the presidential rostrum for the League of Nations palace in Geneva. He passed away in 1949.