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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
$5,597
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Desk Table Lamp "Diane" by Jacques Adnet circa 1930
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Paris, FR
"Diane" modernist table lamp with a chrome steel structure standing on a tainted beech wood base holding a light hemispherical orientable reflector. Reflector's diameter: 16cm. Aroun...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Jacques Adnet

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Steel, Chrome

Jacques Adnet Medium Circulaire Mirror with Black Leather
By Gubi, Jacques Adnet
Located in Glendale, CA
Jacques Adnet medium Circulaire mirror with black 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

Jacques Adnet Adjustable Floor Lamp in Black Leather
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Handsome brass, leather and metal floor lamp by French designer Jacques Adnet. Circa 1950s. Tripod brass base secures into the stem which is wrapped in a rich black leather and secur...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Jacques Adnet

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Metal, Brass

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

1950's Stitched Leather Floor Lamp by Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
Rare black stitched leather lantern floor lamp By Jacques Adnet France 1950's.
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1950s European Vintage Jacques Adnet

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Leather

Large Jacques Adnet 'Rectangulaire Mirror' Wall Mirror in Black Leather for GUBI
By Gubi, Jacques Adnet
Located in Glendale, CA
Large Jacques Adnet 'Rectangulaire' wall mirror in black leather for GUBI. Originally designed by Jacques Adnet in the 1950s, this incredibly refined mirror is executed in high quali...
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21st Century and Contemporary Danish Mid-Century Modern Jacques Adnet

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Leather, Glass, Mirror

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

French Art Deco 1930 Drink Trolley Designed by Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Cowthorpe, North Yorkshire
Sought after French Art Deco 1930 drink trolley designed by Jacques Adnet Two tie drink trolley with re-movable top tray, it very good original condition, it has space for 6 bottl...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Jacques Adnet

Materials

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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