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Adrien Audoux and Frida Minnet

French, Swiss

While little is known about audacious modernist designers Adrien Audoux and Frida Minet, the French-Swiss husband-and-wife duo created playful and unique decorative objects, dining chairs, sconces and other furniture during the mid-20th century. Rejecting Art Deco lavishness and the concept that seating, tables and other furnishings should be made with luxurious and exotic materials, Minet and Audoux adopted a rustic style in their work, integrating abaca hemp cord and other organic materials such as beech and bamboo in their provocative designs.

Audoux and Minet were active in Côte d'Azur, France — they are believed to have established a workshop there in the late 1920s. The designers were members of the Union des Artistes Modernes, a collective of like-minded artists founded in 1929. The raison d'être of the Union was to design household furnishings and decorative pieces for a wider demographic of people, not merely affluent Parisians — a target kind of buyer for many creators of the day. They promoted simplicity and prioritized functionalism. The collective’s membership boasted other celebrated furniture designers, including Jean Prouvé, Charlotte Perriand, Francis Jourdain and Louis Sognot

Minet and Audoux spent much of their time in the Provence region, a hub of creativity where other artists such as Pablo Picasso found endless inspiration. They created everything from lighting to lounge chairs and end tables that reflected a nautical theme and coastal living. Minet and Audoux’s imaginative works — table lamps with shades covered in raffia, oak benches with seat backs of woven rope — were made available to passers-by in the duo’s retail outlet in the seaside resort town of Golfe-Juan. The pair also incorporated woven rope into larger pieces such as armchairs and side tables. These furnishings are often compared to the work of similarly adventurous Union des Artistes Modernes member Charlotte Perriand. Several of Audoux and Minet’s seating pieces are on display at the Maison Dumas in St. Tropez, France. 

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A Set of 4 MID-CENTURY-MODERN Chairs SIGNED by AUDOUX-MINNET, France 1950
By Adrien Audoux and Frida Minnet
Located in PARIS, FR
An authentic set of 4 summer chairs including 2 with large armrests, Modernist, Forme-Libre, Shabby-Chic, structures in folded and knotted bamboo, seats and back in woven wicker, by ...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrien Audoux and Frida Minnet

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Bamboo, Wicker

Cote D'Azur Rattan, Horse Ceramic Tile, Rattan Table Chairs
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Located in Stamford, CT
Spectacular 1960s Cote D'Azur signed oval ceramic top rattan table and four rattan chairs by Adrien Audoux and Frida Minet. Modern depiction of horses and grasses ceramic tiles signe...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrien Audoux and Frida Minnet

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French Rope Floor Lamp by Audoux-Minet
By Adrien Audoux and Frida Minnet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Incredible rope floor lamp by French designers Adrien Aduoux and Freda Minet. Tripod base and three arms with new linen cone shades. Original rope shows great patina and age. Newly r...
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Mid-20th Century French Adrien Audoux and Frida Minnet

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Set of 4 Audoux Minet rope chairs for Vibo Vesoul
By Adrien Audoux and Frida Minnet
Located in BELFORT, FR
Set of four chairs by Adrien Audoux and Frida Minet for Vibo Vesoul. Very clean and stable.
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrien Audoux and Frida Minnet

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Rope, Wood

Audoux Minet + Roger Capron Bamboo + Tile Dining Table
By Adrien Audoux and Frida Minnet
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Dining table with quarter turned split bamboo top with Roger Capron inset glazed floral tiles, table designed by Audoux Minet, France circa 1950's.
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1950s French Vintage Adrien Audoux and Frida Minnet

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Stool designed by Adrien Audoux and Frida Minet - France -1950
By Adrien Audoux and Frida Minnet, Charlotte Perriand, Marcel Gascoin
Located in SOTTEVILLE-LÈS-ROUEN, FR
Mid-century French low Shepard's stool designed by Adrien Audoux and Frida Minet. This rustic French pouf showcases a circular seat crafted from woven raffia/rattan, supported by tri...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrien Audoux and Frida Minnet

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Raffia, Wood

Lantern Shaped Rope Pendant by Audoux Minnet, France, 1960's
By Adrien Audoux and Frida Minnet
Located in New York, NY
Elegant lantern shaped pendant by French designers duo Adrien Audoux and Frida Minnet. Golfe Juan 1960's. European socket and wiring. In good vintage...
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1960s Vintage Adrien Audoux and Frida Minnet

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Rope

Pair of French Bar Stools Rope and Metal by Audoux Minet, 1950s
By Adrien Audoux and Frida Minnet
Located in Paris, IDF
Beautiful patina is evident along the abaca rope seating and backrest of this pair of bar stools by Adrien Audoux et Frida Minet, giving away their vintage status. This natural style...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Adrien Audoux and Frida Minnet

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