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Pierre Jeanneret

Pierre Jeanneret (France, 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 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 occupation Vichy authorities. 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 LC/4 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 his 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 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.

Pair of Pierre Jeanneret Office Chairs
Pair of Pierre Jeanneret Office Chairs
Pierre Jeanneret
Mid-20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs
Pair of office chairs from the administrative offices of Chandigarh (PJ-SI-28-B).  
Pierre Jeanneret, Committee Armchair Pj-si-30-d, circa 1953
Pierre Jeanneret, Committee Armchair Pj-si-30-d...
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1950s Indian Armchairs
Leather, Teak
Pierre Jeanneret, PJ-SI-30-D Committee armchair, circa 1953. Important : vintage collector's item for sale with guaranteed authenticity. Solid teak and leather. Provenance :...
Pierre Jeanneret Office Desk for Chandigarh, Wood and Leather, circa 1950, India
Pierre Jeanneret Office Desk for Chandigarh, Wo...
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Aluminum, Leather, Rosewood
'Office table' desk with bookcase, model no. PJ-BU-02-A, designed for the Secretariat and administrative buildings in Chandigarh. Made of Indian rosewood, black leather and aluminium...
Pierre Jeanneret, Chair with Single Arm
Pierre Jeanneret, Chair with Single Arm
Pierre Jeanneret
Mid-20th Century Indian Chairs
Cane, Teak, Wood
Pierre Jeanneret, circa 1960. Single armchair, teak and cane. Provenance: Punjab University, Chandigarh, India.  
Art Deco Desk, Pierre Jeanneret/Jacques Adnet Style, Modernist
Art Deco Desk, Pierre Jeanneret/Jacques Adnet S...
Pierre Jeanneret, Jean Royere and Jacques Adnet
Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Metal
French mahogany desk from 1940s. Composed of 3 drawers on the right side and 2 suspended drawers on the other side. One on the middle with 2 originals keys.   
Pierre Jeanneret & Le Corbusier Advocate Armchair, 1955-1956, Yellow
Pierre Jeanneret & Le Corbusier Advocate Armcha...
Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Leather, Teak
Original Pierre Jeanneret & Le Corbusier Advocte armchair, 1955-56, (LC/PJ-SI-41-A). With new yellow leather upholstery in a very good condition. Designed for the administrative bu...
Administrative Desk by Pierre Jeanneret
Administrative Desk by Pierre Jeanneret
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1950s Indian Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Teak
Large administrative desk by Pierre Jeanneret, original, 1957-58, PJ-BU-15-A. Solid teak and teak veneer, carefully restored. Designed for the administrative buildings of Chandigarh,...
Teak High Stool by Pierre Jeanneret for the City of Chandigarh
Teak High Stool by Pierre Jeanneret for the Cit...
Pierre Jeanneret
Mid-20th Century Indian Modern Stools
Teak
Solid Indian teak bar stool by the Swiss architect Pierre Jeanneret. The stool is an original from the Modernist city of Chandigarh, India, which he designed with his cousin Le Corbu...
Pierre Jeanneret & Charlotte Perriand Stool
Pierre Jeanneret & Charlotte Perriand Stool
Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Stools
Wood
Stool designed by Charlotte Perriand & Pierre Jeanneret from the hotel "les Gadins" in Courchevel, France, Alps, circa 1960. Measures: Height 43.5 cm, length 35 cm. Wood In ...
PIERRE JEANNERET Desk from the Administrative Building of Chandigarh
PIERRE JEANNERET Desk from the Administrative B...
Pierre Jeanneret
20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Teak
Teak student desk from the administrative building of the modernist city, Chandigarh, designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret. Functions well as a console.
Pierre Jeanneret Dining Table
Pierre Jeanneret Dining Table
Pierre Jeanneret
20th Century Indian Modern Dining Room Tables
Teak
Original teak dining table from Chandigarh, India by Pierre Jeanneret. Solid teak construction.
Pierre Jeanneret Pair of "V-leg" Armchairs
Pierre Jeanneret Pair of "V-leg" Armchairs
Pierre Jeanneret
20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Cane, Teak
Pair of original "V-leg" armchairs by Pierre Jeanneret from Chandigarh, India. Chairs have been cleaned and re-caned only to preserve rich patina from original use. Both chairs with ...
Pierre Jeanneret File Rack from Chandigarh
Pierre Jeanneret
20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Bookcases
Teak
Pierre Jeanneret file rack with five holes from the Administrative Buildings, Chandigarh, circa 1957.
Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret Bibliot...
Pierre Jeanneret
20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Bookcases
Wood
"Wooden Bookcase n ° 14", version with two original glass top boxes Edition BCB (Bureau de coordination du bâtiment) - Georges Blanchon. Designed in 1940, Adapted in 1947. This exa...
Exceptional Chair by Pierre Jeanneret
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1960s Indian Armchairs
Teak
Pierre Jeanneret (1896-1967). Armchair in teak, with bended and slightly curved back. Detached armrests profiled on side compass feet. Cane seat and back, circa 1963-1964. Dimension:...
Pierre Jeanneret, Student Desk with Original Le...
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1960s Indian Desks and Writing Tables
Wood, Teak
Pierre Jeanneret, Student desk with V legs, solid teak and teak veneer. Rare original lettering V-315/St.T/7. Literature: Page 574 REF PJ-BU-08-C in: Eric Touchaleaume & G. Moreau...
Pierre Jeanneret, Coffee Table, Chandigarh, 1960
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1960s Indian Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Pierre Jeanneret PJ-TB-05-A Important : vintage collector's item for sale with guaranteed authenticity. Rectangular coffee table with glass tabletop called “Coffee table”, circa ...
Pierre Jeanneret, Office Cane Chair, PJ-SI-28-A...
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1950s Indian Armchairs
Pierre Jeanneret PJ-SI-28-A “Office cane chair”, circa 1955. Back separated from the seat. Solid teak, cane. From Chandigarh India: Architects’Office (1956), Secretariat (1958)...
Pierre Jeanneret, Classroom Chair, 1960
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1960s Indian Chairs
Pierre Jeanneret PJ-SI-26-C Writing chair, circa 1960 Version with seat and back with slats. Solid teak. Tablet under seat. Chandigarh, India, Punjab University.
Pierre Jeanneret Scissor Chairs
Pierre Jeanneret
Mid-20th Century European Lounge Chairs
A pair of Pierre Jeanneret 'scissor' chairs
Pierre Jeanneret: Rare and Spectacular Chandiga...
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Desks
Aluminum, Leather, Teak
Pierre Jeanneret (1896-1967) A rare and spectacular four-drawer bureau in solid teak by Pierre Jeanneret for the civic buildings in Chandigarh, India, designed by Le Corbusier. The ...
Chandigarh Teak and Wicker Office or Armchair b...
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Rattan, Teak
Pierre Jeanneret (1896–1967) A stunning modernist office or armchair with compass legs, gently curved back, and geometric arms by Pierre Jeanneret, for the Chandigarh Administrative...
Exceptional Chandigarh Pigeonhole Desk by Pierr...
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables
Aluminum, Leather, Teak
Pierre Jeanneret (1896–1967) An exceptional floating desk with gracefully arched legs and a harmoniously integrated pigeonhole bookcase on the reverse, by Pierre Jeanneret for the A...
10 Pierre Jeanneret Library / Dining Chairs
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1960s Indian Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Cane, Teak
Set of 10 teak and cane library chairs, model PJ-SI-51-A, circa 1960, by Pierre Jeanneret for the famous modernist capital city of Chandigarh, India designed by Le Corbusier, Jeanner...
Cassina LC4 Pampas Chaise-Longue, Pad in Pampas...
Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Chaise Longues
Steel, Cowhide, Leather
Continuous development of Cassina’s icons is carried out through exceptional projects to keep them contemporary. The limited edition LC4 Pampas chaise-longue by Le Corbusier, Jeanner...

Pair of Plywood Chairs

By Pierre Jeanneret
Pair of Plywood Chairs
Pierre Jeanneret
Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Chairs
Pine
Pair of pinewood scissor chairs, in the style of Jeanneret or Perriand.
Pierre Jeanneret Splayed Leg PJ-L-11-A Daybed f...
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Daybeds
Teak
A very nice and rather rare daybed or diwan by Pierre Jeanneret for the Chandigarh Project, circa 1957. These daybeds were produced in small numbers for Punjab University Administ...
Pierre Jeanneret, Stools from Punjab University...
Pierre Jeanneret
20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Stools
Set of four tall counter stools from Punjab University, Chandigarh, circa 1965. Incredible original patina. Sold in pairs. Literature: Le Corbusier Pierre Jeanneret: The Indian Ad...
1950s Brown Wooden Teak and Cane Lounge Chairs ...
Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Cane, Teak
Pair of lounge chairs designed by Pierre Jeanneret in teak, Chandigarh, India, 1955 These original lounge chairs designed by Pierre Jeanneret in teak with woven cane on the seat a...
Pierre Jeanneret & Charlotte Perriand Stool
Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Stools
Wood
Stools designed by Charlotte Perriand & Pierre Jeanneret from the hotel "les Gadins" in Courchevel, France Alps, circa 1960. Measures: Height 58cm, length 35cm. Pinewood In ...
Pierre Jeanneret Easy Cane Chairs for Chandigar...
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Cane, Teak
One easy cane chair with fantastic patina. Great proportions. All wooden parts authentic from 1955. With an incurved back. Rich patina. Cane redone in 2016. Additionally with a cushi...
Pierre Jeanneret Office Cane Chair for Chandigarh
Pierre Jeanneret
Mid-20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Teak
An original chair by Pierre Jeanneret, fantastic office cane chair. Usable for dining or working. Called PJ-SI-28-B. All wooden parts are authentic from midcentury, with a fantasti...
Cassina Le Corbusier LC2 Poltrana Leather Armchair
Cassina, Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret
2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Leather, Chrome
A LC2 Poltrana armchair by Le Corbusier. Armchair is framed in polished chrome, cushions upholstered in rich brown leather. This timeless model has made design history. Designed in 1...
N° 175 / 176 Early / 2x Le Corbusier, P. Jeanne...
Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret, Le Corbusier, Jeanneret, Perriand
Mid-20th Century German Bauhaus Club Chairs
Steel, Leather, Chrome
Find here a couple of an extremely early production-N° 175 / 176! These LC1 chairs have padded seatings and are in a very nice original condition. designed by Le Corbusier, Pierr...
Pair of Jeanneret 'Scissor' Lounge Chairs
Pierre Jeanneret, Knoll Associates Inc.
Mid-20th Century American Lounge Chairs
A pair of Pierre Jeanneret 'Scissor' lounge chairs, New York, 1950s for Knoll Associates.
Pair of Pierre Jeanneret & Charlotte Perriand S...
Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Stools
Wood
Stools designed by Charlotte Perriand & Pierre Jeanneret from the hotel "les Gadins" in Courchevel, France, Alps, circa 1960. Measures: Height 54cm, length 34cm / Height 44cm, len...
Pierre Jeanneret Teak and Cane Library Chair
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1950s Indian Side Chairs
Teak, Fabric, Cane
Pierre Jeanneret library chair which was designed for the Panjab University Library reading rooms but also for other libraries of the city Chandigarh. The chair is made out of solid ...
Executive Administrative Desk by Pierre Jeanneret
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1950s Indian Desks and Writing Tables
In solid teak and teak veneer. Thick rectangular veneer tray, resting on two double-sided boxes; a long and a short. The long box consists of a locker opened on the inside and openin...
Pierre Jeanneret, Pair of Low Stools from Chand...
Pierre Jeanneret
20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Stools
Teak
Great pair of low stools by Pierre Jeanneret from Chandigarh. Sold as a pair. Priced Individually. Provenance: From the College of Architecture, Punjab University, Chandigarh, In...
Pierre Jeanneret Teak Four Office Cane Armchair...
Pierre Jeanneret
Mid-20th Century Indian Modern Armchairs
Cane, Teak
This teak four "office cane armchairs" designed by Pierre Jeanneret for Chandigarh administrative buildings in India in 1950s. Jeanneret's simplistic design, with bended and slightly...
Pierre Jeanneret Teak Office Cane Armchairs for...
Pierre Jeanneret
Mid-20th Century Indian Modern Armchairs
This teak "office cane armchair" designed by Pierre Jeanneret for Chandigarh administrative buildings in India in 1950s. Jeanneret's simplistic design, with bended and slightly curve...
Pierre Jeanneret Teak Set Two Office Cane Armch...
Pierre Jeanneret
Mid-20th Century Indian Modern Armchairs
Cane, Teak
This teak four "office cane armchairs" designed by Pierre Jeanneret for Chandigarh administrative buildings in India in 1950s. Jeanneret's simplistic design, with bended and slightly...
Set of Four Library Chairs by Pierre Jeanneret
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1950s Indian Chairs
Cane, Teak
Set of six teak library chairs designed by Pierre Jeanneret for the Central Library of Punjab University, Chandigarh. Solid lacquered teak frame with woven cane seat. Provenance: C...

Daybed by Pierre Jeanneret

By Pierre Jeanneret
Daybed by Pierre Jeanneret
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1960s Indian Benches
Rest bed upholstered in an off-white padded natural fabric resting on compass-like legs. Restoration of use and maintenance. Provenance: Administrative Buildings and Private Houses...

Stools by Pierre Jeanneret

By Pierre Jeanneret
Stools by Pierre Jeanneret
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1960s Indian Stools
Set of two round high stools, variants with a restored caned seat, solid teak and narrow spacers. Restoration of use and maintenance. Provenance: Science Block, Chandigarh, India.
Rare Coffee Table by Pierre Jeanneret
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1950s Coffee and Cocktail Tables
In teak, resting on four feet of type "spindle" connected by a cross-leg. Rectangular tray with braided rope in the shape of a grid. Unique piece. Restoration of use and maintenanc...
Set of Eight Bookstore Chairs by Pierre Jeanneret
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1960s Chairs
Set of eight library chairs with teak headband and caned seat stretched on a profiled structure forming a double X base joined by a spacer at the rear. Restoration of use and mainte...
Set of Two "Easy Armchairs" by Pierre Jeanneret
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1950s Indian Armchairs
Set of two "Easy Armchairs" teak with sloping back and slightly curved, inclined seat. Detached profiled armrests on a compass base. Seat and folder cannes restored. Slight variation...
"Square Table" by Pierre Jeanneret
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1950s Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Model with wide profiled type "spindle" feet, arranged in the front. Solid teak and natural teak veneer. Square tray with bevelled field. Restoration of use and maintenance. Proven...
Set of Two "Office Cane Chairs" by Pierre Jeann...
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1950s Indian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs
Teak, inclined back and slightly curved. Detached and profiled armrests on a compass base. Straight backrest attached to the seat, with a large lateral fuselage. Seat and backrest c...
"File Rack" by Pierre Jeanneret
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1950s Indian Bookcases
Low double sided storage called "File Rack" in Indian teak. Has six open lockers for library use, including four central and two high lateral ones. Base formed by the two side panels...
Le Corbusier LC1 Pair of Sling Chairs
Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret
Mid-20th Century Italian Bauhaus Armchairs
Cowhide, Leather
Le Corbusier LC1 cow hide sling chairs. Good vintage condition with wear to arms and some pitting to chrome. Marked on bottom Le Corbusier LC/1 0845 on one chair and Le Corbusier LC/...
Pierre Jeanneret Set of Two "Senate-Committee" ...
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1950s Indian Bergere Chairs
Set of two "Senate-committee" teak chairs, flat inclined backrest, compass base with tapered legs. Detached armrests with rounded. Seat, back and cuff covered with restored red leath...
Pierre Jeanneret Scissor Chair for Knoll Intern...
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Original Pierre Jeanneret design "Scissor" chair for Knoll International, 1957. Very good original condition frame and strapping with newly upholstered cushions.
Pierre Jeanneret 'Committee' Lounge Chairs
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Leather
This pair of committee chairs comes from the Senate of the High Court in Chandigarh, India. They are in an original condition and arrive with a document available showing the chairs ...
Dining Table by Pierre Jeanneret from Chandigar...
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1960s Indian Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables
Teak
This dining table was designed by Pierre Jeanneret in the Indian city of Chandigarh. The piece features a thick tabletop and legs in teak. The tapered legs extend vertically towards ...
Committee Chairs with Black Leather by Pierre J...
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Teak
This model committee chair was designed by Pierre Jeanneret in the Indian city of Chandigarh and handmade by Indian artisans. The piece was designed for the Congress of Parliament an...
Pierre Jeanneret Pedestal Table, 1950
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1950s European Gueridon
Pierre Jeanneret, 1896-1967. Important : vintage collector's item for sale with guaranteed authenticity. Triangular pedestal table, made by Ateliers Jean Prouvé, circa 1950. Prove...
Le Corbusier Pierre Jeanneret Charlotte Perrian...
Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1930s European Side Tables
Chrome
Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret & Charlotte Perriand B307 table made by Thonet, circa 1930. Important : vintage collector's item for sale with guaranteed authenticity. Legs and str...
Pierre Jeanneret, Pair of Office Chairs, Teak a...
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1960s Indian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Leather, Teak
A pair of rare office chairs, model number: PSA/C/65/02, PSA/C/63/02. This model designed for the Panjab Secretariat Administrative Building, Chandigarh. This series of furniture c...
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