1 of 6 images

Simple Chair by Pierre Jeanneret

About

Dining chair designed in the middle century by Pierre Jeanneret for use in Chandigarh's residence.

Details

  • Condition
    Good.
  • Dimensions

    H 33.08 in. x W 17.6 in. x D 18.51 in.

    H 84.0 cm x W 44.7 cm x D 47.0 cm

  • Seat height
    17.68 in. (44.9 cm)
  • Seller location
    Tokyo, JP
  • Reference number
    LU261439228303

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Shipping

    Global Shipping Available

    View details
  • Return Policy

    Returns can be initiated within 7 days of delivery by contacting 1stdibs.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

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

Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2017
Typical response time: 12 hrs
Located in Tokyo, JP
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries

More From This Seller
NaN

Big Box Chair by Pierre Jeanneret

Pierre Jeanneret

Indian Chairs

Teak

A box chair designed in the middle century by Pierre Jeanneret for the Punjab University of Chandigarh and various buildings. A work in which an armrest and a leg are united.

NaN

Y Frame Chair by Pierre Jeanneret

Pierre Jeanneret

Indian Armchairs

Teak

Designed in the midcentury by Pierre Jeanneret for the Punjab University of Chandigarh and various buildings. A rare type of work whose legs are Y-shaped.

NaN

Bo-Ex Leather Chair by Kastholm and Fabric

Jørgen Kastholm, Preben Fabricius

Danish Chairs

Metal

Chair by Pleven Fabricious and Jorgen Castholm. 1970s vintage.

NaN / item

"Zaisu" by Kenji Fujimori for Tendo Mokko

Kenji Fujimori

Japanese Chairs

Plywood

A single plywood bent into a three-dimensional curved surface, a simple structure. Rose wood grain is beautiful rare seat chair. The hole drilled in the seat surface prevents displ...

You May Also Like
NaN

Pierre Jeanneret, Writing Chair, circa 1960

Pierre Jeanneret

Indian Chairs

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 ...

NaN / set

Pierre Jeanneret, Library Chair, ca. 1959-1960

Pierre Jeanneret

Indian Chairs

Wicker, Teak

Set of six or sold individually This piece comes from the famous Chandigarh project in India, as when India gained independence in 1947, Nehru decided to commission a contemporar...

NaN

Pierre Jeanneret, Library Chair, circa 1959-1960

Pierre Jeanneret

Indian Chairs

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 ...

NaN

Pierre Jeanneret "Box" Desk Chair in Teak

Pierre Jeanneret

Indian Chairs

Teak

A teak armchair made for the Punjab University in Chandigarh, India, circa 1960. Model number PJ-SI-53-A This rare chair is in original as found condition. Only wax and oil have be...

NaN / item

10 Pierre Jeanneret Library / Dining Chairs

Pierre Jeanneret

Indian Chairs

Cane, Teak

Set of 10 teak and cane library chairs, model PJ-SI-51-A, circa 1960, by Pierre Jeanneret for the famous modernist capital city of Chandigarh, India designed by Le Corbusier, Jeanner...

NaN

Pierre Jeanneret Library Chair

Pierre Jeanneret

Indian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Cane, Teak

Stunning library chair by Pierre Jeanneret. Made for the Central Library of Punjab University in Chandigarh. Solid teak chair with cane seat and brown cushion. Excellent condition.

NaN

Pierre Jeanneret Library Chair

Pierre Jeanneret

Indian Chairs

Teak

Pierre Jeanneret library chair designed for the Panjab University Library in the city of Chandigarh, India. The chair is made out of solid teak and cane with original cushion seat.

NaN / set

Set of Four Library Chairs by Pierre Jeanneret

Pierre Jeanneret

Indian Chairs

Cane, Teak

Set of six teak library chairs designed by Pierre Jeanneret for the Central Library of Punjab University, Chandigarh. Solid lacquered teak frame with woven cane seat. Provenance: C...