André Sornay, ‘Cheval glass and its armless chair’, ca. 1934, Galerie Alain Marcelpoil

Armless chair :
Height :40.2 inches
Width : 18.5 inches
Depth : 20.9 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.

About André Sornay