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Pierre Jeanneret PJ-SI-54-A Box Chairs Authentic Mid-Century Modern, Chandigarh

$7,187.50per item

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(A set of 4 available / price per piece) authentic PJ-SI-54-A box chairs by Pierre Jeanneret - Sometimes named the PJ-010204 teak chair. Overall good condition, amazing patina and all chairs have numbered marks, one of the pieces has metal supports that are still intact. Chair in solid teak and braided canework. Solid "banner" type backrest, slanted and slightly curved. Asymmetric "frame"-type canework seat and double leg assembly, with the legs connected by two rails. This particular model has slightly lifted feet, probably because they were used on an unequal surface. Photos of the current and original state - Comes with authenticity certificate. Items will be shipped insured and packed in a wooden crate. References: Catalogue Tajan, similar model, sale on 15/03/2011 in Paris, lot no. 111. Sold for € 1.215 Catalogue Phillips - Design New York, Similar model, sale on 15/12/2015, lot no. 342. Set of eight sold for €179.388 Catalogue Wight Auction, Similar model, sale on 14/12/2017, page 5, lot no. 104. Set of four sold for $13.750

Details

  • Creator
    Pierre Jeanneret (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.93 in (76 cm)Width: 15.75 in (40 cm)Depth: 18.12 in (46 cm)Seat Height: 16.93 in (43 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1957
  • Condition
    Replacements made: The seating was rewoven. Wear consistent with age and use. The chair has been restored meticulously. Ready for use. Authentic letters can be seen on the backside. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Hasselt, BE
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU6495230474252

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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 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 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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