Coffee table in mahogany

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André SORNAY (1902 - 2000)


Coffee table in mahogany with brass nails.

Height : 19.7 inches
Diameter : 39.2 inches


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.