Jacques Quinet

French, 1918 - 1992
Jacques Quinet (1918-1992) was a French designer and architect who played a prominent role in the French design scene in the mid-20th century. He is known for his elegant, refined and minimalist furniture designs, which were characterized by their use of high-quality materials, attention to detail, and exceptional craftsmanship.
After studying architecture in Paris, Quinet began his career as a designer in the 1940s, working on commissions for private clients and collaborating with prestigious furniture manufacturers such as L'Atelier Primavera, Steiner, and Mobilier National. He quickly gained a reputation for his innovative and sophisticated designs, which were inspired by a wide range of influences, including classical antiquity, Art Deco, and modernism.
Quinet's furniture designs were often characterized by their use of luxurious materials such as marble, brass, and exotic woods, as well as their minimalist forms and geometric lines. Some of his most iconic designs include the "Aster" table, the "Flambeau" floor lamp, and the "Nirvana" sofa, all of which exemplify his commitment to precision and craftsmanship.
Today, Jacques Quinet's furniture designs are highly sought after by collectors and design enthusiasts around the world, and his work continues to inspire new generations of designers and architects.
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