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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.

Average Sold Price
$5,907
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1950's Blue Stitched Leather "Vide poche" by Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
1950's blue stitched leather "Vide poche" by Jacques Adnet.
Category

1950s European Vintage Jacques Adnet

Materials

Leather, Glass

Jacques Adnet Style Green Leather Picture Frame
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Classic French leather picture frame in the style of Jacques Adnet. Green leather with signature Adnet contrast stitching. Very good vintage condition. Great patina and age to leathe...
Category

1950s French Vintage Jacques Adnet

Materials

Leather

1950's Pair of Stitched Leather Andirons by Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
1950's pair of stitched leather Andirons by Jacques Adnet France.
Category

1950s European Vintage Jacques Adnet

Materials

Brass

Jacques Adnet Small Circulaire Mirror with Brown Leather
By Jacques Adnet, Gubi
Located in Glendale, CA
Jacques Adnet small 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 partn...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Jacques Adnet

Materials

Brass

Jacques Adnet Chairs for Air France
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
Rare chairs for the Air France lounge by Jacques Adnet, the legs can go forward or back, original upholstery, price includes upholstery in COM. Sold in pairs. 3 pairs available.
Category

Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Jacques Adnet

Materials

Chrome

  • Jacques Adnet Chairs for Air France
  • Jacques Adnet Chairs for Air France
  • Jacques Adnet Chairs for Air France
  • Jacques Adnet Chairs for Air France
H 31 in. W 26.5 in. D 21.5 in.
Pair of Stitched Side Tables by Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
Pair of side tables or nesting tables Not the same dimensions Dimensions of the small one: 34.5 x 50 High 36 cm.
Category

1950s French Vintage Jacques Adnet

Materials

Leather

  • Pair of Stitched Side Tables by Jacques Adnet
  • Pair of Stitched Side Tables by Jacques Adnet
  • Pair of Stitched Side Tables by Jacques Adnet
  • Pair of Stitched Side Tables by Jacques Adnet
H 18.51 in. W 22.05 in. D 14.97 in.
Rare Coat Stand by Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
1950s stitched leather coat stand designed by Jacques Adnet.
Category

1950s French Vintage Jacques Adnet

Materials

Brass, Iron

  • Rare Coat Stand by Jacques Adnet
  • Rare Coat Stand by Jacques Adnet
  • Rare Coat Stand by Jacques Adnet
  • Rare Coat Stand by Jacques Adnet
H 70.87 in. Dm 11.82 in.
Jacques Adnet Stitched Leather and Perpex Floor Lamp
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Jacques Adnet stitched leather and perpex floor lamp, France, 1950 Havana leather color. Great vintage condition.
Category

1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jacques Adnet

Materials

Lucite, Leather

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Jacques Adnet Furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Jacques Adnet 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. In stock are 393 vintage editions of these items, while there are 15 modern editions 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 Mathieu Matégot, Pierre Chapo and Maison Jansen. Jacques Adnet Furniture prices can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $395 and tops out at $76,795, while pieces like these can sell for $6,498 on average..