Little desk in walnut with its chair

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André Sornay (1902-2000)


A little desk in « suspension » and its chair,
in walnut with brass nails and solid darkened mahogany.

Height : 29.7 in.

Length : 36 in.

Depth : 26.2 in.

Height : 35.8 in.
Length : 18.9 in.
Depth : 20.1 in.


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.