Pierre Jeanneret, Pair of Easy Armchairs, Chandigarh, India, 1955
Want more images or videos?
Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 8

Pierre Jeanneret, Pair of Easy Armchairs, Chandigarh, India, 1955

About

Pierre Jeanneret. Pair of easy armchairs, stained teak and cane. Provenance: Chandigarh, India, 1955. Literature: Le Corbusier Pierre Jeanneret, Chandigarh, India. Galereie Patrick Seguin, pg. 176, 283. Le Corbusier Pierre Jeanneret; The Indian Adventure. Design-Art-Architecture, Touchaleaume and Moreau, pg. 563.

Details

  • Dimensions
    H 26.78 in. x W 20.08 in. x D 25.99 in.H 68 cm x W 51 cm x D 66 cm
  • Seat Height
    14.18 in. (36 cm)
  • Seller Location
    DE
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference Number
    LU148826407253
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with you and the seller to reach an optimal resolution. Read more

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity

    Some items may require special handling and packaging. Request a shipping quote to see what options are available to your destination.

  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods

About Pierre Jeanneret (Designer)

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.

About the Seller

5 / 5
Vetted
Platinum
1stdibs seller since 2015
Located in DE
More From This Seller
Diamond Armchair, Sweden, 1960s
Diamond Armchair, Sweden, 1960s
Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Brass, Leather, Fabric, Wood
Diamond shaped armchair, Sweden, 1960s, stained wood, brass, leather, fabric upholstery.
Edvin Helseth, Set of 5 Armchairs in Pinewood, Norway, 1960s
Edvin Helseth, Set of 5 Armchairs in Pinewood, ...
Edvin Helseth, Trybo
Vintage 1960s Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Pine
A set of 5 rare dining chairs with armrests, designed by Edvin Helseth in 1965 in Norway and manufactured by Trybo. The chairs are made of solid pine with a tilting mounted backrest...
Kaare Klint, 'Nørrevold' Armchairs, Model 5999, Set of Six
Kaare Klint, 'Nørrevold' Armchairs, Model 5999,...
Kaare Klint, Rud Rasmussen
Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Armchairs
Brass, Leather, Oak
A rare set of 6 Nørrevold armchairs by Kaare Klint. Designed in 1939, executed 1940. Oak, patianted Niger leather, brass nailheads. Executed by cabinetmakers Rud. Rasmussen A/S, C...
Set of 4 Louis XVI Style Gilded Armchairs, France, 19th Century
Set of 4 Louis XVI Style Gilded Armchairs, Fran...
Henri Jacob
Antique 1860s French Louis XVI Armchairs
Beech
A set of 4 very comfortable 19th century Louis XVI style armchairs in the manner of Henri Jacob. Gilded beechwood and grey velvet upholstery.  
You May Also Like
Pierre Jeanneret AUTHENTIC "X-Easy Armchair" from Chandigarh
Pierre Jeanneret AUTHENTIC "X-Easy Armchair" fr...
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Teak
Rare armchair known as “Cross easy chair” in solid teak and braided canework, circa 1955-1956. We have two of them to offer. PJ-SI-45-A for Chandigarh. This chair is a fantastic pi...
Pierre Jeanneret 'Easy' Armchair, circa 1955
Pierre Jeanneret 'Easy' Armchair, circa 1955
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Cane, Teak
Model no. PJ-SI-29-A, designed for the administrative buildings, Chandigarh 1955-1956 Teak, Cane Measures: 24.5 H x 20.5 W x 29.5 D inches Pierre Jeanneret (22 March 1896-4 Dece...
Pierre Jeanneret, Pair of "Easy Armchair", circa 1955-1956
Pierre Jeanneret, Pair of "Easy Armchair", circ...
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1950s Indian Armchairs
Wicker, Teak
This piece comes from the famous Chandigarh project in India, as when India gained independence in 1947, Nehru decided to commission a contemporary architect for the creation of the ...
Pierre Jeanneret, Pair of "Cross Easy" Armchairs
Price Upon Request
Pierre Jeanneret, Pair of "Cross Easy" Armchairs
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1950s French Chairs
Teak
Pierre Jeanneret, pair of "Cross easy" armchairs, circa 1955-1956 Teak.    
Pair of Pierre Jeanneret Easy Chairs
$28,241 / set
Pair of Pierre Jeanneret Easy Chairs
Pierre Jeanneret
Mid-20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Cane, Teak
Pair of easy chairs from the administrative offices of Chandigarh (PJ-SI-29-A). Restored and recaned in natural cane. Cushions not available.   
Office Armchair by Pierre Jeanneret, India, 1950s
Office Armchair by Pierre Jeanneret, India, 1950s
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs
Cane, Teak
An iconic office armchair by Pierre Jeanneret for the administration buildings in Chandigarh, India, 1950s. In teak and cane.
Pierre Jeanneret Daybed from Chandigarh, India
Price Upon Request
Pierre Jeanneret Daybed from Chandigarh, India
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1950s Indian Daybeds
Teak
Pierre Jeanneret daybed from the administrative buildings of Chandigarh (India). Beautiful original hand-stenciled marks are present on this piece. The mattress and cushion are upho...
Pierre Jeanneret Pair of Lounge Chairs, circa 1955
Price Upon Request
Pierre Jeanneret Pair of Lounge Chairs, circa 1955
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1950s French Armchairs
Cane, Teak
Pierre Jeanneret, pair of lounge chairs, circa 1955. Cane and bleached teak.

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries