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Pierre Jeanneret Model: CH010607 Kangourou Low Chairs Teak and Cane, Chandigarh

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Pierre Jeanneret Model: CH010607 Kangourou Low Chairs Teak & Cane Chandigarh Rare pair of Pierre Jeanneret Model: CH010607 Low chairs also known as the “Kangourou" in solid teak with braided cane work Chandigarh India Pierre Jeanneret Model: CH010607 Low chairs also known as the “Kangourou" in solid teak with braided cane work Chandigarh India originally designed in 1955, these chairs are authentic re editions and the magnificent profiled teak frames forming a base at the rear with two slanting profiled legs at the front united by square stretcher, the slightly curved backrest, seat and legs follow on from each other to form a distinctive horizontal "Z" shape, both chairs having been fully restored to perfection with new cane work, caning was replaced by a Jeanneret specialist, two custom made velvet cushions add that extra finishing touch to complete the set, a truly stunning pair of chairs that will grace any space, chairs stamped with ID: PUP/HL/4 & PUP/HL/7 reserve now. Provenance: Private collection Knightsbridge London. Background: Born in Geneva in 1896, Swiss painter, architect, and designer Pierre Jeanneret studied architecture at the École des Beaux-Arts. After graduating in 1921, he worked in the Parisian architectural office of the Perret brothers, pioneers in the use of reinforced concrete. By 1923, he had set up an architectural practice in Paris with his cousin, Le Corbusier (1887-1965). The two worked side-by-side throughout their prolific careers, and Jeanneret's contribution to the partnership has become increasingly recognised. Their pivotal, 1926 manifesto, Five Points Towards a New Architecture, is considered to be a pillar of modernist thought and the intellectual foundation of their legendary work. Both architects were members of the Union des Artistes Modernes (UAM). Around the years of World War II, the partnership between Jeanneret and his cousin was interrupted; Jeanneret joined the French resistance, while Le Corbusier did not. Between 1927 to 1940, Jeanneret and Le Corbusier collaborated with French designer Charlotte Perriand (1903-1999). Together the group created a number of now-iconic furniture designs, which were characterised by minimalist, geometric forms fabricated in industrial materials like tubular steel. Important designs that emerged from this collaboration include the LC4 Chaise Lounge (1928) and the Fauteuil Grand Confort seating collection (1928). Both designs were put into production by Thonet in 1930 and by Cassina in 1965. After World War II, Jeanneret and Perriand teamed up with French designer Jean Prouve to develop pre-fab housing concepts, including the town planning of Puteaux, France. One of Jeanneret’s most enduring solo works is his Scissor Chair, which was designed in 1947 and manufactured by Knoll between 1948 and 1966. It features a simple, maple wood structure hinged together by circular brass struts and topped with two upholstered cushions. In 1950, Le Corbusier suggested reforming their partnership to execute the master plan for Chandigarh, the capital of the Indian state of Punjab. Jeanneret lived on location and presided over the project. He assimilated the Indian building tradition with the architectural and technical solutions he formulated with his cousin. He stayed in Chandigarh for fifteen years, and the city evolved into a landmark of modernist architecture. Many of Jeanneret's most sought-after furniture designs were created for office interiors in Chandigarh. Jeanneret died in Lausanne in 1967; in accordance with his wishes, his ashes were scattered on the Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh, India. Summery: Pierre Jeanneret Le Corbusier Model: CH010607 Original Pair Kangaroo Chairs Cushions Solid Teak & Cane ID: PUP/HL/4 & PUP/HL/7 Chandigarh Investment Condition: the chairs are in excellent condition , the cane work is new and in tact and complete with no breaks, the seat cushions are in perfect new condition, no weakness to joints, various age related knocks and marks Dimensions: Width 22” / 56cm Depth 26.5 in / 68 cm Height 27in / 70cm Seat height 14” / 36cm.

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  • Creator
    Pierre Jeanneret (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 27 in. (68.58 cm)Width: 22 in. (55.88 cm)Depth: 26.5 in. (67.31 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2000
  • Condition
    Rewoven. Wear consistent with age and use. the chairs are in excellent condition , the cane work is new and in tact and complete with no breaks, the seat cushions are in perfect new condition, no weakness to joints, various age related knocks and marks, both chairs stamped with ID.
  • Seller Location
    Longdon, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1832322884602

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About the Designer

Pierre Jeanneret

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.
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