10 Authentic Pierre Jeanneret Armless Dining Chairs, Teak, Cane, France/India
Set of ten (10) Pierre Jeanneret hand cane arm less dining chairs. A rare set of authentic arm less dining chairs (not to restrict movement) re-polished and re-caned chairs in India. Dimensions vary slightly due to the handmade nature of this design.
These are 100% authentic and directly from Chandigarh, India. These chairs have been lightly washed and polished. The wear to the wear to the wood and strong patina is an indication of age – we ensure to preserve the patina as best as possible. Our gallery has served the world of high design for over 40 years and we personally guarantee each and every item we sell.
France/India, c. 1955-56 Provenance: Chandigarh, India
Corbusiers cousin Pierre Jeanneret was a visionary of modernist architecture and design. Together, the pair pioneered a new aesthetic vocabulary that placed function and order over embellishment—Jeanneret’s work imbuing the strict geometry of modernism with energetic diagonals and lighter materials like cane and wood. A consistent innovator, he collaborated with Charlotte Perriand on experiments in aluminum and wood, and developed prefabricated housing with Jean Prouvé. In the early 1950s Jeanneret joined his cousin in Chandigarh, India, where they embarked on a massive urban-planning project, laying out the city and designing low-cost buildings and furniture. Though Corbusier abandoned the project halfway through, Jeanneret remained for 15 years as the project’s chief architect. The city remains a masterpiece of the modern vision.
Materials and Techniques: Teak, Caning Height: 32.5 in. (82.55 cm) Width: 18 in. (45.72 cm) Depth: 19.5 in. (49.53 cm) Seat Height: 18 in. (45.72 cm) Date of Manufacture: 1950s. Period: Mid-20th Century Creator: Pierre Jeanneret (Designer)