Jacques Adnet

JACQUES ADNET (1900-1984) was a French furniture designer, architect, and interior designer whose prolific career spanned over five decades. Adnet studied architecture at the École des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and worked closely with his brother at the Studio La Maitrise, where they met Art Déco designer Maurice Dufrêne.

While well aquainted with traditional design, Adnet emphasized a modernist style. He pursued clean and functional designs and was well known during his time. Adnet directed La Compagnie des Arts Français from 1928-1960 and was widely exhibited during his lifetime. His impressive array of works included commissions for the private residence of the President at Elysée Palace, the meeting room at UNESCO’s international headquarters, and numerous furniture collaborations with Hermès, utilizing his now-iconic palate of leather, glass and metal.