Jacques Adnet (1900 - 1984) revolutionized architecture and design by combining concepts and materials in truly unique explorations of French Modernism. He developed a deep understanding of art and architecture as a student at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs and the Municipal School of Design in Auxerre before co-founding JJ Adnet with his twin brother Jean. The company was a success and Jacques was publicly recognized in 1925 by both the Salon d'Automne and Les Expositions des Arts Decoratifs for his extraordinary talent as a designer. Jacques Adnet created offices and apartments for a range of influential clients, including Unesco and French President Vincient Auriol, but he may be best known for his distinctive furniture and mirrors. Adnet's Circulaire & Rectangulaire Mirrors were among the first interior furnishings to combine metal, glass, and leather into one piece. This pairing of modern and rustic, industrial and organic, continues to command demand from collectors and design lovers to this day.
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