André Sornay (1902 - 2000)
Six chairs in Oregon pine with brass nails and solid mahogany.
Four screws cover in brass.
Height : 34.8 inches
Width : 18.7 inches
Depth : 20.1 inches
Ref. « André Sornay », Thierry Roche p.107
Oregon pine was treated in several stages. The wood was first worked with a metal brush to create relief, then stained in black and finally sanded on the surface. The recessed grain therefore remained black while that in relief retrieved its original orangey colour. With this treatment Sornay created a random two-colour pattern made up of of long, sinuous, black and orangey waves – evocative of magnetic waves.