Coffee table with mechanism

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André Sornay (1902 - 2000)


Coffee table with mechanism to the centre allowing to turn into a high table.
Mahogany with brass nails and solid mahogany.

Height : 20.1 and 29.5 inches
Diameter : 37.8 inches


In the years following World War I, the reorganization of housing made smaller living spaces a necessity and many designers developed modular furniture systems. These new constraints on space and construction stimulated Sornay’s ingeniousness. He started to design tailor-made or multifunctional furniture as early as 1925.