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Authentic Pierre Jeanneret Study Desk / Writing Table, Mid-Century Modern

$9,950

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Pierre Jeanneret Study Desk, 'Student Desk' Model PJ-BU-08-B Original Mid-Century student desk from Chandigarh featuring a compass type base assemply, single drawer at the front, and a stunningly unique patina. France, India, c. 1960s Solid Teak Each with markings indicating provenance - This desk is authentic and directly from Chandigarh, India. It has been lightly washed and polished. The wear to the wood and strong patina is an indication of age - we ensure to preserve the patina as best as possible. Dimensions vary slightly due to the handmade nature of this design. Our gallery has served the world of high design for over 40 years and we personally guarantee each and every item we sell. We have been a leading seller on all internet sites with hundreds of five star reviews without a single negative review for decades. Other French designers of the period include Jean Prouvé, Maison Jansen, Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Paulin, Yves Klein, Jacques Adnet, Jean Royere, Pierre Chapo, Philippe Starck, Audoux Minet, Andre Arbus, Le Corbusier, Jean Nouvel ISXX.

Details

  • Creator
    Pierre Jeanneret (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.25 in (74.3 cm)Width: 34.5 in (87.63 cm)Depth: 23.75 in (60.33 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Wear consistent with age and use. Teak frame has been washed and lightly polished. Incredible patina.
  • Seller Location
    Stamford, CT
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 458-221stDibs: LU863229491242

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    Ships From: Stamford, CT
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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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