Jacques Adnet is an icon of luxurious French Modernism, he attended the Municipal School of Design in Auxerre and further studies at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. His inspiration came from a love of pre-classical and traditional furniture styles. He is renowned for blending functional design and geometric simplicity.
It was during the 1950's, when many of his iconic furniture pieces were created whilst also concentrating on his numerous commissions. These included the private apartments of the President of France at the Elysee Palace and the meeting room of the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. From 1959 to 1970 he was the director of the renowned Ecole nationale superieure des decoratifs in Paris.