Jaques Adnet's Mirror returns....
"Adnet saw himself as "innovator and classicist,
an advocate for the tradition that leads us into the future."
Is there any mirror that could possibly compete with Jaques Adnet's 1950 leather mirror? Before I even knew who Tom of Finland was, I knew that leather and the restraint that comes with such a material surely means business.... Gubi is reissuing this mirror in the Fall of 2011, along with many other designers, such as Mategot, Grossman, etc.
An Icon of French Modernism
"Adnet was one of the first to integrate metal and glass in the structure and decoration of furniture and is known for his distinctly avant-garde designs. From the late 1920's until 1960, Adnet lead La Compagnie des Arts Francais, where his team of decorators included Francois Jourdain, Serge Mouille, Charlotte Perriand and Georges Jouve.
Adnet saw himself as "innovator and classicist, an advocate for the tradition that leads us into the future." He was fascinated by functionalism and remained uninfluenced by fashionable trends, resulting in a style that was entirely own. Adnet's furniture designs were solidly constructed and minimal in form, yet the materials he used were unashamedly extravagant and expensive. For Adnet, a piece of furniture was not simply a useful decorative prop but a piece of prime importance to be considered in its own right."
text from here.
go to Gubi here...