This construction method marked a definitive departure from cabinetmaking norms. It was also in no way a by-product or follow- on of the cloutage technique. It marked a radically different approach to construction. 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. In 1962 Sornay clarified his approach in an article by René Déroudille, in which he stated: ‘I use the traditional frame, but instead of using a complicated assembly method I make do with afewnutsandbolts’. While perfecting the standardisation of his production system, he developed the principle of a piece of furniture composed entirely of removable parts; a true forerunner of the ‘kit’ or ‘self-assembly’ furniture we know today, the creators at IKEA leading the way in this domain today.