France (1902-2000)

André Sornay joined Lyon Art School before taking care of the family business after his father’s death in 1919. He is the first to produce furniture influenced by the Bauhaus and De Stijl movement. For this reason, Sornay, like other architects, artists and decorators from this period, elaborated new forms adapted to modern life. Sornay’s creations are defined by pure and geometric lines with harmonious and functional proportions. In 1925, at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, his work not seems to be recognized, he is consecrated in the fifties and the sixties, notably within his revolutionary technique of assembly.