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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 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 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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LC4 Chaise Longue
LC4 Chaise Longue
LC2 Petit Confort Chair
LC2 Petit Confort Chair
LC3 Grand Confort Chair
LC3 Grand Confort Chair
LC1 Chair
LC1 Chair
Pierre Jeanneret, Rare Armless Easy Chair, Chandigarh, 1955
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Antwerp, BE
Pierre Jeanneret; Le Corbusier; Armless easy chair; India; Chandigarh; 1955; 1950s; Mid-Century Modern; cane; teak; wood; rattan; side chair; dining room chair; This very rare ar...
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1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Jeanneret

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Teak, Cane, Wood

Authentic Pierre Jeanneret Study Desk / Writing Table, Mid-Century Modern
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Stamford, CT
Pierre Jeanneret Study Desk, 'Student Desk' Model PJ-BU-08-B Original Mid-Century student desk from Chandigarh featuring a compass type base assemply, single drawer at the front...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Pierre Jeanneret

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Cane, Teak

Pierre Jeanneret - Authentic PJ-SI-24-A Footstool - Teak - Origin Chandigarh
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Hasselt, VLI
Authentic PJ-SI-24-A by Pierre Jeanneret - Rectangular low stool, c.1960. Version with curule caned seat and solid teak. Provenance: Various collectives buildings and private reside...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Pierre Jeanneret

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Cane, Teak

File Rack by Pierre Jeanneret, Low Cupboard, PJ-050202, Chandigarh, 1957-58
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Antwerp, BE
File Rack; Pierre Jeanneret; Le Corbusier; Low Cupboard; PJ-050202; Chandigarh; 1957; 1958; 1950s; India; Cabinet; Shelving Unit; Mid-Century Modern; Bookshelf; Sideboard; Room Divid...
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1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Jeanneret

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Wood

File Rack by Pierre Jeanneret, Low Cupboard, D.I.H. 074, Chandigarh, 1957-58
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Antwerp, BE
File Rack; Pierre Jeanneret; Le Corbusier; Low Cupboard; D.I.H. 074; PJ-050205; Chandigarh; 1957; 1958; 1950s; India; Cabinet; Shelving Unit; Mid-Century Modern; Bookshelf; Sideboard...
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1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Jeanneret

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Wood

Pierre Jeanneret Set of Two "Senate-Committee" Chairs
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Altwies, LU
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...
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1950s Indian Vintage Pierre Jeanneret

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Teak

'LC2' Leather Club Chairs by Le Corbusier for Alivar, c 1980s, Signed
By Charlotte Perriand, Alivar, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This comfortable set of Le Corbusier for Alivar 'LC2' Club Chairs in gorgeous thick Italian brown leather, signed with Alivar repeat fabric underneath the cushions. Priced per pair i...
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1980s Italian Bauhaus Vintage Pierre Jeanneret

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Chrome

Numbered Pierre Jeanneret Model Pj-Si-28-A Floating Back Office Chair, 1950s
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Numbered Pierre Jeanneret Model Pj-Si-28-A Floating Back Office Chair, 1950s, Chandigarh, India. Period: Mid Twentieth Century Designer: Pierre Jeanneret Model: PJ-SI-28-A Style: Fl...
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1950s Indian Vintage Pierre Jeanneret

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Cane, Teak

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Pierre Jeanneret furniture for sale on 1stDibs

Furniture Pierre Jeanneret are available on 1stDibs for sale. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. In our Pierre Jeanneret collection, there are many options to choose from, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. 308 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there are 35 modern editions to choose from as well. Many original furniture by Pierre Jeanneret were created in Asia during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. Many customers also consider furniture by M. Hayat & Bros Ltd., Maruni and Daisaku Choh if you are looking for additional options. Prices for Pierre Jeanneret furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at $1,779 and tops out at $235,811, while pieces like these can sell for $18,900 on average.
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.

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