1 of 5 images

Pierre Jeanneret Teak and Cane Library Chair

About

Pierre Jeanneret library chair which was designed for the Panjab University Library reading rooms but also for other libraries of the city Chandigarh. The chair is made out of solid teak and cane.

Details

  • Dimensions

    H 30.25 in. x W 16 in. x D 16 in.

    H 76.84 cm x W 40.64 cm x D 40.64 cm

  • Seat height
    17.5 in. (44.45 cm)
  • Seller location
    New York, NY
  • Item location

    1stdibs Gallery at 200 LEX

    200 Lexington Avenue

    New York, NY 10016

  • Reference number
    14072381801032

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • 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

Top Seller
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2006
Typical response time: 1 hr
Located in New York, NY
Associations:
20th Century Specialists

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries

More From This Seller
Pair of Børge Mogensen ‘Hunting Chairs’ in Oak ...
Børge Mogensen
Danish Lounge Chairs
Leather
Pair of Børge Mogensen ‘Hunting chairs’ in oak and patinated butt leather. Designed in 1950, Denmark.
Milo Baughman Leather and Walnut Lounge Chair b...
Milo Baughman
American Chairs
Leather, Walnut
Milo Baughman leather and walnut lounge chair, 1960s, manufactured by Thayer Coggin. Leather color is a mustard tone with double stitching.
Solid walnut, Mel Smilow lounge chair and ottoman
Mel Smilow
American Lounge Chairs
Fabric, Walnut
New edition, solid walnut lounge chair and ottoman, designed by Mel Smilow. We produce the Smilow furniture line with daughter, Judy Smilow. This particular chair and ottoman have ...
1950s Lounge Chair and Ottoman in the Style of ...
Unknown
American Lounge Chairs
Velvet
1950s lounge chair and ottoman, reupholstered in a plush gray velvet.
You May Also Like
$9,430
Pierre Jeanneret Library Chair
Pierre Jeanneret
Cane, Teak
Library Chair designed by Pierre Jeanneret for Chandigarh, India. Le Corbusier and Jeanneret were resposible for the design of the city of Chandigarh. Jeanneret remained in Chandigar...
$36,000 / 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...
Rare Pierre Jeannette Library Chairs for Chandi...
Pierre Jeanneret
Indian Side Chairs
Teak
A terrific pair of library or side chairs by Pierre Jeannette for the Chandigarh project. These two chairs are from the same building and are a nicely matched pair. Very rare as on...
Pierre Jeanneret for Chandigarh , Box Chair wit...
Pierre Jeanneret
Cane, Teak
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 conn...
$7,500
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.
$6,500
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.
Price Upon Request
Pair of Chairs by Pierre Jeanneret
Pierre Jeanneret
Swedish Chairs
Pine
Pair of Pinewood Scissor Chairs
Pierre Jeanneret, Folding Chairs, PJ-SI-61-A, C...
Pierre Jeanneret
Indian Lounge Chairs
Rattan, Teak
Pierre Jeanneret PJ-SI-61-A Folding armless easy chair, circa 1960 Folding back on hinges. Solid teak, cane. Private residences.