A four-wheel mobile bookshelf

Jacques Adnet

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A four-wheel mobile bookshelf by Jacques Adnet

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Partitioned four-wheel saddle-stitched mahogany bookshelf with an upper and lower tabletop set on leather covered bars.
This mobile bookshelf is completely covered with elegant leather. The four gilded bronze wheels catch the eye and enhance the uniqueness of this singular furniture. Both upper and lower tabletops are made of mahogany wood.

Designer: Jacques Adnet
Manufacturer: Compagnie Des Arts
H 28 2/4in. x W 24in. x D 16 1/4in.
H 72,5cm x W 61cm x D 41,5cm

Jacques Adnet
A four-wheel mobile bookshelf
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All photos copyright Ludovic Vandenweghe for Unforget.eu

Jacques Adnet


Jacques Edouard Jules Adnet was born in Châtillon-Coligny France in 1900 and died in the 16tharrondissement of Paris in 1984.

Architect and decorator, he begins his exceptional career with his twin brother, Jean and later joins Maurice Dufrène before taking direction of “La compagnie des Arts français” founded in 1919 by Süe and Mare.


La “compagnie des Arts Français”, before the arrival of Adnet was a “traditional” oriented company … Adnet converts it into a much more modernist society and surrounds itself with many artists such as Dufy, Léger, Pascin, Chagall and numerous decorators, Jourdain, Charlotte Perriand, René Gabriel, Alexandre Noll, Serge Mouille et Paul Jouve.

During the thirties, Adnet starts to work with glass and metal.He designs a lot of piece of furniture and accessories, Side tables, Coat racks, chairs, desks… In 1950 Hermes hire him to design a beautiful mirror with leather belts, Adnet is particularly well known for his metal creations covered with leather finished and sellier stitching. Adnet’s designs are synonymous with comfort and elegance and remain today an incredible modernity.

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