Midcentury green leather desk with armchair and waste paper basket

Jacques Adnet

reference ZC35

French Mid Century desk (writing table) with armchair and waste paper basket by Jacques Adnet

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Elegant desk, with metal structure sheathed of green saddle stitching leather, pivoting drawers, with his armchair and waste paper basket.
The steel bronze structure of this 4-leg chair is made of "faux bamboo". It perfectly matches the green saddle-stitched leather that covers the rest of this office chair.
The wastepaper basket with 2 bamboo handles is completely covered with green leather.

Designer : Jacques Adnet
Manufacturer : Compagnie Des Arts Français
Place of origin : France
Desk : H 29 3/4in. x W 43 3/4in. x D 28 1/4in./ H 75.5cm x W 111cm x D 72cm
Chair : H 33in. x W 21 1/4in. x D 19 1/4in. / H 83.5cm x W 54cm x D 49cm
Waste Paper basket : H 11in. x Dia 9 1/4in / H 28cm x Dia 23.5cm

Jacques Adnet
Midcentury green leather desk with armchair and waste paper basket
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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