Pair of « bridge » armchairs

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Designer

André Sornay (1902-2000)

Description

Two « bridge » armchairs. Mahogany and metal frame. Seat and back in red leather.

Height : 37.4 inches
Width : 20.5 inches
Depth : 21.7 inches

C.1960
Ref. « signé sornay. » p.303 in green

André Sornay developed a system to speed up furniture assembly, submitting various patent applications between 1953 and 1955. The ‘Sornay tigette’ proved revolutionary. This process laid the foundations for what we term ‘kit’ or ‘self-assembly’ furniture today. Items of furniture could be produced via the simple assembly of a front frame with a back frame fitted with threaded inserts for receiving the threaded rods. Nuts were left exposed on the resulting frame.