Adnet, Jacques

Jacques Adnet (1900-1984) was a famous French interior designer part of the Art Deco and Modernism movements. After studying at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, together with his twin brother Jean he created furniture and artifacts under a common signature, from 1922 to 1928. During the Arts Decoratifs World Fair in 1925, the Adnet brothers have their own booth where they display furnishing built with metal and glass, in addition to classic materials. These new materials were increasingly used by Adnet, creating a simple but elegant line of furniture which attracts the customers. In 1928, Louis Süe and André Mare grant him the control of Compagnie des ArtsFrançais he ran until 1959.  In 1937 he was awarded the Grand Prize of Architecture and Furnishing thanks to his work on Saint-Gobain glass pavilion. In 1959 he became the head of Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris. Internationally acclaimed he was chosen to decorate the Presidential apartments at the Rambouillet castle.