Vintage French Leather & Steel 2 Drawer Table by Jacques Adnet
Clean uncluttered lines mixed with modern design and classic elements make this Jacques Adnet 2 drawer table really stand out. Brass corners, twisted pulls, and neat escutcheons all work well with the stitched leather drawer fronts of this dynamite table or desk. Use this fine table most anywhere as a console in the entry, a small desk in the bedroom, a cool nightstand, or even as a dressing table or vanity by hanging a cool mirror over it. Whatever way you decide to utilize this fine table, you'll always be glad you own it.
**Not shown are the two original keys.
French Architect and Art Deco/Modernist Designer-An icon of luxurious French Modernism, Adnet was born in 1900 and grew up along with the 20th Century. He attended the Municipal School of Design in Auxerre and the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs. He exhibited at the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes. Distinctly avant garde, Adnet was among the first to expect metal and glass to integrate with the structure and decoration of furniture. In 1926 he designed the salle commune of the Ile-de-France. By 1928, he had become Director of La Compagnie des Arts Français - at the age of 28. CAF provided Adnet with an ideal platform from which to promote his modernist designs. These incorporated precious woods, chromed metals, embellishments such as mirror, leather, parchment and smoked glass in linear styles with decoration pared away wherever possible. In 1970 Adnet became director of Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. He died in 1984 having created a legacy of fine design that feels “modern” even today.