ADNET CIRCULAIRE MIRROR
BY JACQUES ADNET
Few designers have succeeded in making a mirror a design icon but Jacques Adnet was the exception. Today, the elegant leather mirror that Adnet designed in 1950 provides inspiration for designers all over the world.
Jacques Adnet’s style is the epitome of luxury, so his 1950’s collaboration with the exclusive French fashion house Hermés was a natural.
In association with Hermés, Adnet developed a Collection of discreet yet voluptuous leather-covered furniture and interior accessories.
The Adnet Circulaire Mirror
Besides the remarkable leather and burnished brass details, the mirror in three sizes is also unique as the strap holding the mirror is in direct proportion to the dimension of it.
In 1950, Jacques Adnet formed a partnership with a famous French fashion house, where he developed a collection of discreet yet voluptuous leather-covered furniture and interior accessories.
Known for being an innovative thinker, Adnet was one of the first designers to combine leather with glass. Accordingly, he designed the elegant, distinctive round leather mirror with equestrian inspired detailing - the Adnet Circulaire Mirror.
Jacques Adnet (1900 - 1984) was a French architect and Art Deco Modernist designer and an icon of luxurious French Modernism.
After completing his studies at the Municipal School of Design in Auxerre and the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs, Adnet established the company JJ Adnet with his twin brother Jean Adnet. In 1925, Jacques Adnet was recognized as one of the most promising young designers at both the Salon d'Automne and Les Expositions des Arts Decoratifs. As well as designing furniture and mirrors, Adnet designed apartments and offices for numerous clients, including the French president Vincent Auriol and Unesco.