Cane Chairs by Pierre Jeanneret, circa 1950s, Set of Four For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 8 images

Cane Chairs by Pierre Jeanneret, circa 1950s, Set of Four


Set of four cane chairs by Pierre Jeanneret for Chandigarh, circa 1950s. All matching.


  • Date of manufacture
    circa 1950s
  • Period
  • Materials and techniques
  • Condition
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 33.47 in. x W 20.08 in. x D 21.26 in.

    H 85 cm x W 51 cm x D 54 cm

  • Seat height
    17.92 in. (45.5 cm)
  • Seller location
    London, GB
  • Sold As
    Set of 4
  • Reference number

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Shipping

    Global Shipping Available

    View details
  • Return Policy

    This item can be returned within 14 days of delivery.

    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

No Reviews Yet
1stdibs seller since 2017
Located in London, GB
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Maison Jansen Style Set of Four Steel Chairs wi...
Maison Jansen
Vintage 1960s French Modern Chairs
Bronze, Steel
Antique English Armchair with Caned Sides
Early 20th Century British Edwardian Armchairs
Pair of Chairs in the Style of Louis XIV Re-Uph...
Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XIV Chairs
'Lachesis' Sculpture by Emily Buck
Emily Buck
2010s British Modern Ceramics
You May Also Like
Pierre Jeanneret Set of Four Chairs "Take Down ...
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1950s Indian Dining Room Chairs
Set of Four Mid-Century Side Chairs, Style of P...
Pierre Jeanneret
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Chairs
Wool, Upholstery

Pierre Jeanneret, Set of Eight Demountable Teak Chairs

By Pierre Jeanneret
Price Upon Request
Pierre Jeanneret, Set of Eight Demountable Teak...
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1950s Indian Chairs
Pierre Jeanneret Teak Four Office Cane Armchair...
Pierre Jeanneret
Mid-20th Century Indian Modern Armchairs
Cane, Teak
Set of Two "Office Cane Chairs" by Pierre Jeann...
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1950s Indian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Set of Four Library Chairs by Pierre Jeanneret

By Pierre Jeanneret
$36,000 / set
Set of Four Library Chairs by Pierre Jeanneret
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1950s Indian Chairs
Cane, Teak
1950s Brown Wooden Teak and Cane Lounge Chairs ...
Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier
Vintage 1950s Indian Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs
Cane, Teak

10 Pierre Jeanneret Library / Dining Chairs

By Pierre Jeanneret
$7,500 / item
10 Pierre Jeanneret Library / Dining Chairs
Pierre Jeanneret
Vintage 1960s Indian Mid-Century Modern Chairs
Cane, Teak

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries