"Jacques Adnet,chrome Metal Stool , 1930's - Ls3934b"Jacques Adnet, attributed to.
Stool in tubular chrome metal with square section standing on two rectangular shape legs linked each other by a central stretcher. Rectangular seat covered by a clear brown fabric.
Work realized in the 1930's.
Jacques Adnet (1900-1984) was a French designer graduated from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, who first work for Tapin and then for Tony Selmesheim and he founded the Compagnie Française (French Company) with Louis Süe and André Mare in 1919.In 1920, he worked with Maurice Dufrêne that he followed two years later at the Maîtrise des Galeries Lafayette. They exhibited together in the main French and foreign Salons from 1923. He left the Maîtrise in 1928 and managed the Compagnie Française for more than 30 years. He participated to many exhibitios as; the Universation Exhibition in 1937 where he won the Great Architecture and Furniture Set Prize pour the Saint-Gobain glass pavillion he built with the architect René Coulon. In the 1950's, he created furniture for different projects : the house of Frank Jay Gould, the President of the Republic studio in the Château de Rambouillet, the Vincent Auriol's private apartments at the Elysée, etc. In 1958, he won the great prize of the Universal Exhibition in Bruxelles and the next year, he became the director of the Ecole nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs de Paris (Superior national school of decorative arts).
Initially attached to the Art Deco trend, Jacques Adnet also liked the functionnalism, influenced by architecture and rationalism. His furniture is understated, well-constructed and used from the 1930s refined or new materials such as glass or steel. If his furniture is often without decor, he sometimes made recalls to ancient styles. Avant-garde designer, he imposed his new regard in the international design scene.
Pierre Kjellberg, Le mobilier du Xxème siècle, Dictionnaire des créateurs, Les éditions de l'Amateur, Paris, 2000, pp.37-41