Bookcase with an integrated light

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Designer

André Sornay (1902-2000)

Description

Bookcase with an integrated light and mirror in rosewood with brass nails and solid mahogany.

Height : 73.6 inches
Width : 59.4 inches
Depth : 19.3 inches

C.1935
Ref. « signé sornay. » p.80

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.