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Jacques Adnet

French, 1901-1984

One of the most elegant and innovative 20th-century French furniture designers, Jacques Adnet created a simple, unadorned signature style that is both trim and vigorous. He began his career in the heyday of the Art Deco era, and in the 1950s, in association with Hermès, created chairs, lamps, desks and other pieces that employed slender metal frames clad in stitched saddle leather. With such furnishings, Adnet brought a fashion sensibility to design and decor that had not been seen since the 1920s prime of the great Paris couturier-decorator Paul Poiret.

Adnet was born in a provincial town in Burgundy, where he studied design before moving, along with his twin brother, Jean, to Paris to study at the École des Arts Décoratifs. After their graduation in the early 1920s, the brothers were hired to work in the decorative-arts atelier of the department store Galeries Lafayette, under the direction of Maurice Dufrêne, an Art Deco master who developed a singularly robust and opulent style. Both Adnets showed their work at the 1925 Paris Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes — the design fair from which the term Art Deco is derived

In 1928, Jacques Adnet took charge of the struggling La Compagnie des Arts Français, a decorative-arts firm founded by Louis Süe and André Mare that created modern furnishings that bore traces of 18th-century styling. Adnet immediately took the company in a different direction. He developed a simple lithe and lean look that incorporated industrial materials such as metal and glass, along with exotic woods and finishes such as parchment and sharkskin. Adnet’s furniture begs to be described in terms of personalities: charming faux-bamboo side tables, suave chrome lighting, urbane club chairs. His most noted pieces — sleek metal frames wrapped in Hermès leather — have a character all their own: Smooth, elegant and self-assured, they inhabit a room with the same wit and grace as Jean-Paul Belmondo and Catherine Deneuve.

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$4,732
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1950's Stitched Leather Chairs by Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
1950's Stitched leather and metal chairs designed by Jacques Adnet. Only a pair available. Great condition. France.
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1950s French Vintage Jacques Adnet

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Metal

Jacques Adnet Dual Leather Coat Hook, 1950s, France
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Handsome dual wall hook by French designer Jacques Adnet in a beautiful oxblood leather with light patina. Frame made of solid iron and completely wrapped in leather. Every seam is s...
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1950s French Art Deco Vintage Jacques Adnet

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Iron

Jacques Adnet Rare Leather and Bronze Horseshoe Wall Clock, France, 1950s
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
Jacques Adnet rare horseshoe wall clock covered in original black saddle-stiched leather suspended by brass hanging ring with hands and numbers in bronze which evoke farrier nails. C...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jacques Adnet

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Brass

Jacques Adnet Iron and Leather Coat Rack, 1950s France
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Handsome wall rack by French designer Jacques Adnet. Frame made of solid iron and features two large tongue hooks with red oxblood leather detailing on each hook. Signature Adnet con...
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1950s French Art Deco Vintage Jacques Adnet

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Iron

Jacques Adnet, Bottle holder, France 1950
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Catonvielle, FR
Jacques Adnet, bottle holder in metal covered with saddle-stitched fawn leather, Compagnie des Arts Français, France 1950. Very good condition.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Jacques Adnet

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Leather

  • Jacques Adnet, Bottle holder, France 1950
  • Jacques Adnet, Bottle holder, France 1950
  • Jacques Adnet, Bottle holder, France 1950
  • Jacques Adnet, Bottle holder, France 1950
H 6.3 in. W 11.82 in. D 7.09 in.
Jacques Adnet Medium Circulaire Mirror with Brown Leather
By Gubi, Jacques Adnet
Located in Glendale, CA
Jacques Adnet medium Circulaire mirror with brown leather. Designed in 1950 by Jacques Adnet and executed in leather, brass, and glass. The Circulaire mirror was the result of a part...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Jacques Adnet

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Brass

Metal Coat Rack Covered with Fawn-Colored Synthetic Leather, Jacques Adnet
By Compagnie Des Arts Français, Jacques Adnet
Located in Brussels, BE
Large coat rack, often called in French language "Perroquet", in metal covered with fawn-colored synthetic leather, the stitching entirely made by hand in saddle stitch. The foot c...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jacques Adnet

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Leather

Metal and Glass Modernist Citrus Squeezer by Jacques Adnet, France, 1930s
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Brussels, BE
Metal and glass Modernist Citrus squeezer by Jacques Adnet, France, 1930s.
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1930s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jacques Adnet

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Metal

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Jacques Adnet furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Jacques Adnet's furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These unique items are frequently made from animals' skin and are designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Jacques Adnet furniture there are many options to choose from, although black editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 399 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 15 modern edition to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Jacques Adnet were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Maison Jansen, Pierre Chapo and Mathieu Matégot. Prices for Jacques Adnet furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $395 and tops out at $97,452, while pieces like these can sell for $6,500 on average.

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