Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 5

Pierre Jeanneret Easy Chair

$12,948.02per item

About

Iconic easy chair by Pierre Jeanneret from the administrative offices of Chandigarh, India. Restored and recaned in natural cane.

Details

  • Creator
    Pierre Jeanneret (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.14 in. (74 cm)Width: 20.87 in. (53 cm)Depth: 25.99 in. (66 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1955
  • Condition
    Repaired: All wooden parts authentic and restored. Replacements made: Natural cane has been replaced. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Soho, London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3667318716212

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: LONDON, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

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
Located in Soho, London, United Kingdom
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
1stDibs seller since 2018
16 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: <1 hour
More From This Seller
  • By Pierre Jeanneret
    Located in Soho, London, GB
    Pair of easy chairs from the administrative offices of Chandigarh (PJ-SI-29-A). Restored and recaned in natural ...
    Category

    Mid-20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

    Materials

    Cane, Teak

    Pair of Pierre Jeanneret Easy Chairs
    H 29.14 in. W 20.87 in. D 25.99 in.
    $24,533 / set
  • By Pierre Jeanneret
    Located in Soho, London, GB
    Office chairs from the administrative buildings of Chandigarh (PJ-SI-28-B).  
    Category

    Mid-20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

    Materials

    Teak

    Pierre Jeanneret Office Chair
    H 28.35 in. W 19.3 in. D 19.69 in.
    $11,448 / item
  • By Pierre Jeanneret
    Located in Soho, London, GB
    Pair of office chairs from the administrative offices of Chandigarh (PJ-SI-28-B).  
    Category

    Mid-20th Century Indian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

    Materials

    Cane, Teak

    Pair of Pierre Jeanneret Office Chairs
    H 19.69 in. W 19.3 in. D 28.35 in.
    $19,081 / set
  • By Pierre Jeanneret
    Located in Soho, London, GB
    Pierre Jeanneret daybed from the administrative buildings of Chandigarh (India). Beautiful original hand-stenci...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s Indian Daybeds

    Materials

    Teak

    Pierre Jeanneret Daybed from Chandigarh, India
    H 27.56 in. W 74.81 in. D 35.44 in.
    $58,606
  • 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 prese...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Benches

    Materials

    Cane, Teak

    Pierre Jeanneret Bench from the Administrative Buildings of Chandigarh
    H 18.12 in. W 53.94 in. D 16.15 in.
    $24,533 / item
  • By Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret
    Located in Soho, London, GB
    Rare sofa in teak and faux dark brown leather from the High Court of Chandigarh (Sector 1, Capitol Complex) desi...
    Category

    Vintage 1950s Indian Sofas

    Materials

    Faux Leather, Teak

You May Also Like

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 ...
Category

Vintage 1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Teak

Pierre Jeanneret "Easy Chair" Armchair
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in lyon, FR
Office chair called "Easy chair" in solid teak with seat and back in woven cane. Double lateral "compass" type base joined by two spacers and forming armrest support. Slightly inclin...
Category

Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Teak

Easy Chair by Pierre Jeanneret
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Sammushi, JP
Easy chair designed by Pierre Jeanneret for various buildings at Chandigarh in India.
Category

Vintage 1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Rattan, Teak

Black Color Easy Chair by Pierre Jeanneret
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Tokyo, JP
Black color easy chair by Pierre Jeanneret. It is a very unusual color.
Category

Vintage 1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Rattan, Teak

Black Color Easy Chair by Pierre Jeanneret
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Tokyo, JP
Black color easy chair by Pierre Jeanneret. A very unusual color.
Category

Vintage 1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Rattan, Teak

Pierre Jeanneret Pair of Armless Easy Chairs
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Pierre Jeanneret pair of armless easy chairs of teak • Excellent condition for age • Includes certificate of authenticity, certified by Jacques Dworczak, world-renowned Pierre Jean...
Category

Vintage 1950s Indian Chairs

Materials

Teak

Pierre Jeanneret Pair of Armless Easy Chairs
$33,000 Sale Price / set
25% Off
Upholstered Sofa Easy Chair" by Pierre Jeanneret
By Pierre Jeanneret
Located in Altwies, LU
Armchair in solid teak and cotton. Backrest, seatback and armrests slightly upside down, covered with a yellow fabric. Teak type legs with flat profiled legs, connected by two suppor...
Category

Vintage 1950s Asian Armchairs

Materials

Teak

Single 1950s Brown Wooden Teak and Cane Chair by Pierre Jeanneret
By Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret, Le Corbusier
Located in Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Rare chair by Pierre Jeanneret in teak and cane, Chandigarh, India, 1955. Single original Chair designed by Pierre Jeanneret in teak with woven cane on the seat and curved backres...
Category

Vintage 1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Chairs

Materials

Cane, Teak

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery