Jacques Adnet (1900-1984) was one of the most celebrated French furniture designers of the 20th century. He is known for his elegant and innovative designs, which incorporated industrial materials such as metal and glass, along with exotic woods and finishes such as parchment and sharkskin.
Adnet 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.
In 1928, at the age of 28, Adnet took charge of the struggling La Compagnie des Arts Français (CAF), a decorative-arts firm founded by Louis Süe and André Mare. CAF provided Adnet with an ideal platform from which to promote his modernist designs.
Under Adnet's leadership, CAF quickly became one of the leading producers of modern furniture in France. Adnet's designs were characterized by more...
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