MAHOGANY AND LAQUE CABINET / ANDRE SORNAY (1960)
Mahogany and isorel cabinet lacquered with two shades of grey made by André Sornay in the 1960s.
Length : 17.32 in / 44 cm
Height : 81.5 in / 207 cm
Width : 86.61 in / 220 cm
Weigth : 220.46 lb / 100 kg
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Mahogany and isorel cabinet lacquered with two shades of grey made by André Sornay in the 1960s. Composed of two mahogany sliding door elements and light grey laquered isorel on the lower and darker grey part on the upper part (slight cracks on the lacquer), opening with sliding doors in front on lacquered shelves. Some minor defects, small lacks of paint on the back of the middle section, some traces on the wood on the top of the furniture. A beautiful storage capacity, a rare model with the recognizable aesthetics of its creator.
André Sornay (1902-2000), a French designer born in Lyon, chose modernity in his creations at an early age. Its furniture combines, of great sobriety, with its own functional assembly system. He invented “nailing” in the 1930s and filed the patent, the brass, copper or iron nuts are visible on the structure’s frame, they serve as a fixation and decoration, a process that will become his trademark. This major and avant-garde actor is the subject of various exhibitions, notably at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2004.