Adnet style bookcase

Brass frame, patinated bronze decor.

Leather wrapping with Hermès style saddle-stitching.


Icon of luxurious French modernism, Jacques Adnet was an Art Deco furniture designer, architect and interior designer.

His exhibition at the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes was a great success. Distinctly avant garde, Adnet was among the first to integrate metal and glass with the structure and decoration of furniture.


Saddle Stitching is a hand stitching technique commonly used among saddle makers.

It is not only used for saddle making, but also for handmade leather goods and luxury leather-covered furniture.

Hermès, the high-end French luxury goods manufacturer, is one of the only well-known brands to still employ the technique.


Source: Wikipedia

Photo: Thomas Hennocque