André Sornay (1902-2000)
Mahogany with brass nails and solid mahogany.
Height : 30.1 inches
Length : 30.9 inches
Depth : 17.9 inches
Ref. « signé sornay. » p.288
Ref. « André Sornay », Thierry Roche p.103
André Sornay developed his first patent in 1932: the concept of “cloutage” that evokes aeroplane rivets. This new assembly technique involved attaching veneered panels onto a structure using small nails (“clous”). The alignment of these nails became both an element of decoration and a trademark. This patent led to the manufacture of limited series of furniture that remained financially accessible.