HAVE A SEAT

Now that your little brother can identify an Eames rocker, and your mother can toss a Philippe Starck chair on top of a box of Tide in her Target shopping cart, a new name emerges on the status-furniture front: JACQUES ADNET. Only the name is not so new: Adnet was an accomplished designer whose desks, tables, and chairs from the ’40s and ’50s — think simple lines, sensual woods, fine leathers — have an uncommon blend of elegance and masculinity. Your space needs one great piece? Get in on the Adnet action before it’s too late. Try online auction sites (if you’re lucky) or Barry Friedman Ltd. in New York City; (212) 794-8950.