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Inspiration and History of Leather Strapped Mirror

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Leather Strapped Mirror in luscious brown leather is inspired by the iconic design of Jacques Adnet of the 1920's.  The simple round shape combined with the hanging leather strap harkens back to the classic design of that era.  It combines a hint of equestrian charm with a bit of masculine modernity.  Combined with brass hardware and vintage sourced knobs, this will surely make a great statement piece in your entryway or any room of the house.  

Art Deco ‎is an eclectic artistic and design style that began in Paris in the 1920s and flourished internationally throughout the 1930s, into the World War II era.

Jacques Adnet is a furniture designer best known for his Art Deco Modernist designs and an icon of French Modernism.  Known for his avant-garde designs, Adnet was one of the first to integrate metal and glass in the structure and decoration of furniture. His style is the epitome of luxury.

In 1950, Adnet formed a partnership with the French fashion house, Hermes, where he developed a collection of leather-covered furniture and interior accessories. Accordingly, he made a round leather mirror with brass hinges. Besides the remarkable leather and brass details, the mirror is also unique as the strap that holds the mirror is in direct proportion to the dimension of the mirror.

Jacques Adnet (1900 - 1984) was a French architect and Art Deco Modernist designer and an icon of luxurious French Modernism. After completing his studies at the Municipal School of Design in Auxerre and the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs, Adnet established the company, JJ Adnet with his twin brother Jean. In 1925, Adnet was recognized as one of the most promising young designers at both the Salon d'Automne and Les Expositions des Arts Decoratifs. As well as designing furniture and mirrors, Adnet designed apartments and offices for numerous clients, including the French President and Unesco.

    

  The modern updated version sold by Gobi runs for about $1000.

The modern updated version sold by Gobi runs for about $1000.


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  The original design of the mirror dates back to the Art Deco era.  The images shown are some of his original mirrors from 1st dibs (the original mirrors run about $3500).

The original design of the mirror dates back to the Art Deco era.  The images shown are some of his original mirrors from 1st dibs (the original mirrors run about $3500).

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