Jacques Adnet (1900-1984) was a french art deco modernist designer, architect and interior designer.
He is known for his furniture designs in leather
He exhibited at the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes. Distinctly avant garde, Adnet and was among the first to expect metal and glass to integrate with the structure and decoration of furniture.
In 1926 he designed the salle commune of the Ile-de-France.
By 1928, had become Director of La Compagnie des Arts Français - at the age of 28.
CAF provided Adnet with an ideal platform from which to promote his modernist designs.
These incorporated precious woods, chromed metals, embellishments such as mirror, leather, parchment and smoked glass in linear styles with decoration pared away wherever possible. In 1970 Adnet became director of École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs.
He died in 1984 having created a legacy of fine design that feels "modern" even today.