Vintage PIERRE JEANNERET Caned Teak Armchair from Chandigarh, India c. 1955

Vintage PIERRE JEANNERET Caned Teak Armchair from Chandigarh, India c. 1955
Vintage PIERRE JEANNERET Caned Teak Armchair from Chandigarh, India c. 1955
Vintage PIERRE JEANNERET Caned Teak Armchair from Chandigarh, India c. 1955
Vintage PIERRE JEANNERET Caned Teak Armchair from Chandigarh, India c. 1955

Vintage PIERRE JEANNERET Caned Teak Armchair from Chandigarh, India c. 1955
PIERRE JEANNERET Caned Teak Armchair from Chandigarh, India. This mid century modern chair is crafted of solid teak with a low caned backrest, with upward angled armrests and is raised on straight legs that display a slightly rounded edge as it joins the thick square caned seat. Width 20.5 Depth 24 Height 30.5 in. Seat: Height 18 in. Arm: Height 26.25 in. Architect and furniture designer Pierre Jeanneret worked for most of his life alongside his more famous cousin Le Corbusier (Charles-Edouard Jeanneret). Pierre partnered with his cousin in 1922 following his graduation from the École des Beaux-Arts, and they worked on a number of major building projects together. Le Corbusier and Jeanneret renewed their working relationship in the early 1950s to collaborate on the urban planning project in Chandigarh, India. Chandigarh was an experimental modernist city located approximately 150 miles north of New Delhi and serves as capital to two Indian states, Punjab and Haryana. There they created many low cost civic buildings that are now considered landmarks of modern architecture. To complement the buildings, Jeanneret also designed much of the furniture for these government offices and educational institutions. The furniture is functional and made of native materials by local craftsmen. His designs even extended to lampposts and manhole covers around the city. Le Corbusier left midway through the project and Jeanneret was subsequently appointed Chief Architect and Urban Planning Designer. Pierre stayed in Chandigarh for more than fifteen years even after the completion of the project. Buildings of note include most of the architecture in Chandigarh’s university including the Ghandi Bhawan and the University Library. Upon his death two years later his ashes were scattered in Chandigarh’s Sukhna Lake in accordance with his will. The item “Vintage PIERRE JEANNERET Caned Teak Armchair from Chandigarh, India c. 1955″ is in sale since Saturday, March 30, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Periods & Styles\Mid-Century Modernism”. The seller is “eronjohnsonantiques” and is located in Denver, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Depth: 24
  • Maker: Pierre Jeanneret
  • Material: Teak
  • Width: 20.5
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Type: Chair
  • Height: 30.75

Vintage PIERRE JEANNERET Caned Teak Armchair from Chandigarh, India c. 1955
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