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Pierre Jeanneret Benches

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.

Find authentic vintage Pierre Jeanneret chairs, case pieces, tables and other furniture today on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Pierre Jeanneret
Pierre Jeanneret Bench from the Administrative Buildings of Chandigarh
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Soho, London, GB
Bench from the administrative buildings of Chandigarh. The rarity of this piece is further enhanced by the presence of a typical hand-stenciled marking on the rear crossbar that read...
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1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Jeanneret Benches

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Cane, Teak

Teak Bench PJ-SI-33B by Pierre Jeanneret, India, 1950s
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Antwerp, BE
Pierre Jeanneret rectangular PJ-SI-33B bench in teak and cane, designed in the 1950s for the M.L.A. hostels in Chandigarh, India. The cane tabletop is supported by a pair of V-shaped...
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1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Jeanneret Benches

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Cane, Teak

Mid Century Wooden Teak & Rattan Bench by Pierre Jeanneret for Chandigarh, 1950s
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Stockholm, SE
Very rare mid century wooden bench in teak and rattan by Pierre Jeanneret produced for Punjab University in Chandigarh India, 1950s. In good condition and professionally restored. ...
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1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Jeanneret Benches

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Rattan, Teak

Pierre Jeanneret 057 Civil Bench with Cushion by Cassina
By Pierre Jeanneret, Cassina
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Bench designed by Pierre Jeanneret circa 1955, relaunched in 2020. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. Cassina continues its study of the furniture of the city of Chandigarh and adds ...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Pierre Jeanneret Benches

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Cane, Wood

Civil Bench 057 by Pierre Jeanneret for Cassina
By Cassina, Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Berlin, DE
Civil bench 057 by Pierre Jeanneret for Cassina. Prices vary dependent on the chosen material. Available in teak, oak or black stained oak. Assembly, con...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Pierre Jeanneret Benches

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Rattan, Wood, Oak, Teak

Pierre Jeanneret 057 Civil Bench, Wood and Woven Viennese Cane
By Cassina, Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Bench designed by Pierre Jeanneret circa 1955, relaunched in 2020. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. Cassina continues its study of the furniture of the city of Chandigarh and adds ...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Pierre Jeanneret Benches

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Cane, Wood

Pierre Jeanneret Bench, 1950s Chandigargh
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning solid teak bench designed by Pierre Jeanneret for Chandigargh. Stencil reads - M.L.A.(GH)-036. Rectangular seat resting on two compass type side legs. Connected by a crossbar connecting each leg to its opposite. New caning. New cushion. Benches were used in the hostels and hotels for civil servants. Purchased originally from the Indian government. Have all photos from before and after careful restoration. Restoration done by artisans in India who specialize only in Jeanneret. Reference number PJ-010906. Excellent condition. Seat Height : 18" without cushion, 20" with cushion. Last 2 images on the listing are pre restoration. Jeanneret Chandigargh Book - Jacques Dworczak...
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1950s Indian Vintage Pierre Jeanneret Benches

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Cane, Teak

Pierre Jeanneret X-Leg Sofa in Cowhide, 1950s Chandigargh
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning teak sofa fully reupholstered in beige cowhide designed by Pierre Jeanneret for Chandigargh. Rectangular seat resting on two compass type side legs. New cushions. Sofas were...
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1950s Indian Vintage Pierre Jeanneret Benches

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Teak, Cowhide, Cane

Pierre Jeanneret Civil Bench, Wood and Woven Viennese Cane by Cassina
By Pierre Jeanneret, Cassina
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Bench designed by Pierre Jeanneret circa 1955, relaunched in 2020. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. Cassina continues its study of the furniture of the city of Chandigarh and adds the Civil...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Pierre Jeanneret Benches

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Cane, Wood

P. Jeanneret Civil Bench, Wood and Woven Viennese Cane with Cushion by Cassina
By Cassina, Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Bench designed by Pierre Jeanneret circa 1955, relaunched in 2020. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. Cassina continues its study of the furniture of the city of Chandigarh and ad...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Pierre Jeanneret Benches

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Cane, Wood

P. Jeanneret Civil Bench, Wood and Woven Viennese Cane with Cushion by Cassina
By Pierre Jeanneret, Cassina
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Bench designed by Pierre Jeanneret circa 1955, relaunched in 2020. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. Cassina continues its study of the furniture of the city of Chandigarh and adds ...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Pierre Jeanneret Benches

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Cane, Wood

Pierre Jeanneret 057 Civil Bench, Wood and Woven Viennese Cane by Cassina
By Cassina, Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Bench designed by Pierre Jeanneret circa 1955, relaunched in 2020. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. Cassina continues its study of the furniture of the city of Chandigarh and ad...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Pierre Jeanneret Benches

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Cane, Wood

Pierre Jeanneret Civil Bench, Wood and Woven Viennese Cane by Cassina
By Cassina, Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Bench designed by Pierre Jeanneret circa 1955, relaunched in 2020. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. Cassina continues its study of the furniture of the city of Chandigarh and adds the Civil...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Pierre Jeanneret Benches

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Cane, Wood

Pierre Jeanneret 057 Civil Bench, Wood and Woven Viennese Cane by Cassina
By Cassina, Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Bench designed by Pierre Jeanneret circa 1955, relaunched in 2020. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. Cassina continues its study of the furniture of the city of Chandigarh and adds ...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Pierre Jeanneret Benches

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Cane, Wood

Pierre Jeanneret PJ-SI-33-C Cane Bench / Authentic Mid-Century Modern
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Zürich, CH
This item expresses a specific rawness. There is no need for precise execution or the desire to appear sophisticated. It is simple, self-evident, and direct. It is made out of basic ...
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1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Jeanneret Benches

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Cane, Teak

Pierre Jeanneret PJ-SI-33-E Teak Bench / Authentic Mid-Century Modern
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Zürich, CH
Here we see the principle of the Japanese wabi-sabi, which refers to embracing imperfections and underlining impermanence. Rustic aspects, simplicity, modesty, and austerity offer a ...
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1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Jeanneret Benches

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Teak

Pierre Jeanneret PJ-SI-59-B Bench Seat / Authentic Mid-Century Modern
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Zürich, CH
Here the silhouette is strong. It is presented through the outline and shape of the piece. The sofa is a one-of-a-kind piece - unique and outstanding, it holds a museum exhibit quali...
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1960s Indian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Jeanneret Benches

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Cane, Wood

Pierre Jeanneret PJ-SI-Cane Sofa / Authentic Mid-Century Modern
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Zürich, CH
Here the silhouette is strong. It is presented through the outline and shape of the piece. The void between becomes an important part of the item itself. It demonstrates different vi...
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1960s Indian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Jeanneret Benches

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Cane, Teak

Pierre Jeanneret Bench
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Toronto, Ontario
An exceptional solid Sissoo bench by Pierre Jeanneret for the Chandigarh Project, circa 1956. This bench is a sturdy example of an uncommon form in...
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1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Pierre Jeanneret Benches

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Wood

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By Pierre Jeanneret
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Pierre Jeanneret benches for sale on 1stDibs.

Pierre Jeanneret benches 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 benches, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 10 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 9 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original benches by Pierre Jeanneret were created in the mid-century modern style in south asia during the mid-20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider benches by Miduny, Ale Preda, and Poltronova. Prices for Pierre Jeanneret benches can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $5,941 and can go as high as $58,600, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $13,900.
Questions About Pierre Jeanneret Benches
  • 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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