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Pierre Jeanneret Furniture

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.

Iconic Designs from Pierre Jeanneret
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Pierre Jeanneret Easy Low Chairs
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Brooklyn/Toronto, Ontario
A pair or incredibly rare low armless easy chairs. Model PJ-SI-36-A Designed by Pierre Jeanneret for Private and Student residences, these chairs come up for sale rarely. Some of ...
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1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Jeanneret Furniture

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Teak

Pair of Pierre Jeanneret Low Chairs
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Brooklyn/Toronto, Ontario
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1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Jeanneret Furniture

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Rosewood

Pair of Pierre Jeanneret Low Chairs
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Brooklyn/Toronto, Ontario
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1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Jeanneret Furniture

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Rosewood

Pierre Jeanneret Committee Table
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Brooklyn/Toronto, Ontario
A truly rare find. A 10' long committee table for the Chandigarh project designed by Pierre Jeanneret. This example is solid teak construction. A completely untouched and correct ex...
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1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Jeanneret Furniture

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Teak

Pierre Jeanneret Armless Easychairs
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Brooklyn/Toronto, Ontario
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1960s Indian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Jeanneret Furniture

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Teak

Pierre Jeanneret Storage Unit
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Brooklyn/Toronto, Ontario
A solid sisso rosewood storage unit by Pierre Jeanneret for the Chandigarh Project, circa 1958. Model PJ-R-14-A This example is a survivor. Solid wood construction with inset alum...
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1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Jeanneret Furniture

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Rosewood

Pierre Jeanneret Periodical Bookcase
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Brooklyn/Toronto, Ontario
An exceptional and rare example of an iconic design created by Pierre Jeanneret for the Chandigarh Project, circa 1961. This example is the largest of the form known. 5 x 5 openings...
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1960s Indian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Jeanneret Furniture

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Aluminum

Pierre Jeanneret Coffee Table
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Brooklyn/Toronto, Ontario
A very unusual and rather rare Pierre Jeanneret coffee table in solid and plated teak. This example mimics the larger dining table form with it's splayed legs and low stature. ...
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1960s Indian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Jeanneret Furniture

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Teak

Pierre Jeanneret Stool
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Brooklyn/Toronto, Ontario
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1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Jeanneret Furniture

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Teak

Pierre Jeanneret Stool
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Brooklyn/Toronto, Ontario
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1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Jeanneret Furniture

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Teak

Set of 8 Pierre Jeanneret Dining Chairs
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Brooklyn/Toronto, Ontario
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1960s Indian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Jeanneret Furniture

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Rosewood

Pierre Jeanneret PJ-TA-01 Table for Chandigarh, circa 1960
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Brooklyn/Toronto, Ontario
This is a very beautiful and rather rare large dining or conference table designed by Pierre Jeanneret for the Chandigarh Project. Two massive solid rosewood "V" shapes legs hold ...
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1960s Indian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Jeanneret Furniture

Pierre Jeanneret Daybed
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Brooklyn/Toronto, Ontario
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1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Jeanneret Furniture

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Teak

Pierre Jeanneret "Box" Desk Chair in Teak
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Brooklyn/Toronto, Ontario
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1960s Indian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Jeanneret Furniture

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Teak

Pierre Jeanneret Stadium Lounge Chairs
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Brooklyn/Toronto, Ontario
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1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Jeanneret Furniture

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Teak

Pierre Jeanneret Bench
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Brooklyn/Toronto, Ontario
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1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Jeanneret Furniture

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Wood

Pair of Pierre Jeanneret PJ-SI-29-A Low Chairs in Sissoo Rosewood, circa 1955
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Brooklyn/Toronto, Ontario
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1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Jeanneret Furniture

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Rosewood

Rare Pierre Jeanneret Solid Stools for the Zoological Department
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Brooklyn/Toronto, Ontario
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1960s Indian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Jeanneret Furniture

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Steel, Teak

Pierre Jeanneret "Junior Officer's Desk," 1957-1958
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Brooklyn/Toronto, Ontario
A beautiful untouched example of the Junior Officer's desk created by Pierre Jeanneret for the Chandigarh project, circa 1957. This example in original condition. Solid three-legg...
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1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Jeanneret Furniture

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Teak

Pair of Pierre Jeanneret Easy Lounge Chairs from Chandigarh, circa 1956
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Brooklyn/Toronto, Ontario
A great pair of easy chairs by Pierre Jeanneret for the Chandigarh Project. This pair is lightly and sympathetically renovated. A simple cleaning and waxing was performed to bring o...
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1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Jeanneret Furniture

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Rosewood, Teak

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