French Midcentury Floor Lamp, Steel, Black Leather, Brass


Jacques Adnet


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reference ZC11

Scarce floor lamp designed by Jacques Adnet, circa 1955.
In French the model is called "Luminaire à crémaillère", there is a system like a rack Stand at the back that allows the owner to change the direction and height of the lampshade.
A beautiful and scarce model.
Last picture is a screen shot of AD 100 best designers cover showing the same lamp in a west Village apartment near a Jean Prouvé seat.

unforget says

Jacques Edouard Jules Adnet was born in Châtillon-Coligny France in 1900 and died in the 16th arrondissement 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.

technical
Designer: Jacques Adnet
Manufacturer: Compagnie Des Arts Français
Date of manufacture: circa 1950
Dimensions:
H 63.78 in. x W 39.77 in. x D 15.75 in.
H 162 cm x W 101 cm x D 40 cm

Jacques Adnet
French Midcentury Floor Lamp, Steel, Black Leather, Brass
REF ZC11
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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