A collection of handmade leather covered furniture and lighting available for your interior design projects.
Jacques Adnet (April 1900 – October 1984) is an icon of luxurious French modernism. Deeply rooted in the Art Deco movement that began in Paris in the 1920s, he was a designer, architect and interior designer known for his avant-garde design.
He attended the Municipal School of Design in Auxerre and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Adnet exhibited at the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes. By 1928, he had become Director of La Compagnie des Arts Francais (CAF) at the age of 28.
He believed in the functional aspect of furniture combined with geometrical simplicity. Jacque Adnet was inspired by pre-classical styles and was well acquainted with traditional furniture. He was one of the first to incorporate precious woods, chromed metals and embellishments such as mirror, leather, parchment and smoked glass in linear styles with decoration pared away whenever possible.
The ‘Adnet Collection’ is produced by skilled crafts people using ‘saddle stitching’/ Saddle stitching is a hand-stitching technique commonly used among saddle makers. It is not only used for saddle making but also for handmade leather goods and luxury leather-covered furniture.
Jacque Adnet died in 1984 having created a legacy of fine design that feels ‘modern’ even today. Our collection of the leather and brass lighting and furniture hopes to do justice to one of our heroes and continue his legacy in our own manner.