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Pierre Jeanneret

Swiss, 1896-1967

If his famed cousin and longtime colleague Charles-Édouard Jeanneret — better known as Le Corbusier — was the visionary, then Pierre Jeanneret was the member of the architecture and design team who got things done. In recent years, Jeanneret has emerged from Le Corbusier’s shadow, as collectors have discovered his simple and striking chairs, benches, coffee tables and other furniture creations.

Jeanneret studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Geneva and after he graduated in 1921 he became a partner in Le Corbusier’s office in Paris. The pair collaborated on numerous residential projects, most notably the Villa Savoye, the iconic modernist house in suburban Paris completed in 1931.

Jeanneret also worked with the great Charlotte Perriand on the Grand Modele line of tubular metal furnishings that was a sensation at the annual Salon d’Automne design expo in 1929. A rift developed between Jeanneret and his cousin during World War II, as the former joined the French resistance, while Le Corbusier cooperated with the occupying authorities in Vichy. The two did not work together again until 1950, when Le Corbusier persuaded Jeanneret to help execute the master plan for the new city of Chandigarh in Punjab, India. Jeanneret lived and worked there until the final years of his life.

A hallmark of Jeanneret’s furniture designs is his great sensitivity to materials. In contrast to the tubular-steel chairs produced by Marcel Breuer and other members of the Bauhaus, the chromed metal pieces designed by Jeanneret and Perriand — including such as the now-classic LC4 chaise longue and the Grand Confort lounge chair — have a sensuous, relaxed and welcoming look. Conversely, while Jeanneret uses essentially geometric forms for his wooden seating pieces, they exude warmth by nature of the material.

One of Jeanneret’s first manufactured designs in wood is the Model 92 Scissors chair, licensed by Hans and Florence Knoll when they were touring postwar France. But Jeanneret’s finest work in furniture was done in Chandigarh, and these are the pieces that have earned him recent renown.

Crafted of teak, the Chandigarh designs range from low-slung lounge chairs and armchairs with cane seats to desks and tables, most with Jeanneret’s signature drafting compass-shaped legs. Many such pieces on the market today are refurbished, having been found by dealers languishing in scrapyards in India in the late 1990s. Chandigarh is now taking better care of its modernist heritage, making available Jeanneret works all the rarer.

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Cassina by Le Corbusier Tan Leather LC3 Grand Confort 3-Seat Sofa
By Charlotte Perriand, Cassina, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret
Located in London, GB
Originally designed in 1928 by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand, the LC3 sofa has since become a design icon and was re-issued by Cassina in 1965. One of the fi...
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2010s Italian Pierre Jeanneret

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Leather

Set of Two Pierre Jeanneret 055 Capitol Complex Chairs by Cassina
By Pierre Jeanneret, Cassina
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Chair designed by Pierre Jeanneret circa 1950, relaunched in 2019. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. This chair is one of the most recognizable in Chandigarh’s Capitol Complex, f...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Pierre Jeanneret

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Pair of LC2 armchairs designed by Le Corbusier for Cassina, Circa 1970
By Pierre Jeanneret, Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand
Located in Renens, CH
Pair of LC2 armchairs designed by Le Corbusier for Cassina. It has light beige fabric cushions and a red tubular frame. It is very comfortable and in very good condition. Dimension ...
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1970s Italian Bauhaus Vintage Pierre Jeanneret

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Set of Two Pierre Jeanneret 055 Capitol Complex Chairs by Cassina
By Pierre Jeanneret, Cassina
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Chair designed by Pierre Jeanneret circa 1950, relaunched in 2019. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. This chair is one of the most recognizable in Chandigarh’s Capitol Complex, foun...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Pierre Jeanneret

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Authentic Advocate Amrchair by Pierre Jeanneret and Le Corbusier, Chandigarh
By Pierre Jeanneret, Le Corbusier
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Rare Pierre Jeanneret and Le Corbusier Advocate and Press Chair from Chandigarh's High Court, c. 1955-56, known as LC/PJ-SI-41-A, Crafted from solid teak, the chair features a sligh...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Pierre Jeanneret

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Upholstery, Teak

Pierre Jeanneret 053 Capitol Complex Armchairs by Cassina
By Cassina, Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Armchair designed by Pierre Jeanneret circa 1950, relaunched in 2019. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. Included in UNESCO’s 2016 Cultural Heritage list, the extraordinary architect...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Pierre Jeanneret

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Chaise Longue 2072 / B306 (LC4) by Wohnbedarf, 1950s
By Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier, Wohnbedarf, Embru, Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Renens, CH
A very rare Chaise Longue 2072 / B306 liege by Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand (The lounge bed is known as the LC4 from 1964, when Cassina started production)....
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1950s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Jeanneret

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Pierre Jeanneret 053 Capitol Complex Armchair by Cassina
By Cassina, Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Armchairdesigned by Pierre Jeanneret circa 1950, relaunched in 2019. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. Included in UNESCO’s 2016 Cultural Heritage list, the extraordinary architectu...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Pierre Jeanneret

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Fabric, Wood

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Lc4 Chaise Longue
Lc4 Chaise Longue
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$5,929
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Lc4 Chaise Longue
By Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret
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Animal Skin, Metal, Leather, Steel, Chrome, Cowhide
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Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, the Swiss-born designer and architect known as Le Corbusier (1887–1965), famously described the houses he designed as machines to live in. It is only fitting then that he would furnish each home with its own machines built to meet specific needs. Designed in 1928, the LC4 chaise longue is a “relaxing machine,” according to Le Corbusier, its curves mimicking those of a lounging body. Part of his first-ever collection of furniture, made in collaboration with designer ...
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Lc2 Petit Confort Chair
Lc2 Petit Confort Chair
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Lc2 Petit Confort Chair
By Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret
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Does anything sound more comfortable than a “cushion basket”? That’s what Charles-Édouard Jeanneret (1887–1965), a.k.a. Le Corbusier, and his collaborators, cousin Pierre Jeanneret (1896–1967) and Charlotte Perriand (1903–99), dubbed the LC2 Petit Confort chair (as well as the rest of the similarly shaped seats in the LC series), the group’s modern take on an age-old form: the club chair.The LC2 Petit Confort chair quite literally inverts the traditional construction of a chair (or any piece ...
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Lc3 Grand Confort Chair
Lc3 Grand Confort Chair
Average Price
$18,577
Number Available
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Lc3 Grand Confort Chair
By Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret
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Lc1 Chair
Lc1 Chair
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Number Available
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Lc1 Chair
By Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret, Le Corbusier
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Pierre Jeanneret furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Pierre Jeanneret furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 383 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 68 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Pierre Jeanneret were created in the mid-century modern style in asia during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Dedar, M. Hayat & Bros Ltd., and Junzo Sakakura. Prices for Pierre Jeanneret furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at £1,246 and can go as high as £177,137, while a piece like these, on average, fetch £12,989.
Questions About Pierre Jeanneret
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    A Jeanneret chair is a piece of furniture designed by Pierre Jeanneret or in his style. Many of his pieces feature wood construction and clean, understated lines. Some of his most famous chairs include the Model 92 Scissors chair and the 055 Capitol Complex chair. On 1stDibs, find a range of Pierre Jeanneret chairs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 21, 2024
    Whether Pierre Jeanneret chairs are comfortable or not is largely a matter of personal preference. However, the Swiss designer focused on creating pieces with curves and contours that provided optimal support for the body while being visually appealing. A hallmark of Jeanneret’s furniture designs is his great sensitivity to materials. In contrast to the tubular-steel chairs produced by Marcel Breuer and other members of the Bauhaus, the chromed metal pieces designed by Jeanneret have a sensuous, relaxed and welcoming look. Explore a collection of Pierre Jeanneret chairs on 1stDibs.

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