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Desk from Chandigarh, 1952-1956

Solid Teak, Leather
28 × 38 × 32 1/2 in
71.1 × 96.5 × 82.6 cm
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Very rare leather topped, solid teak desk by Pierre Jeanneret from the city of Chandigarh, India. …

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Very rare leather topped, solid teak desk by Pierre Jeanneret from the city of Chandigarh, India. Jeanneret and his cousin, Le Corbusier, were commissioned to design the capital city in the early 1950s.

Pierre Jeanneret
Swiss, 1896–1967
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Though overshadowed by his cousin Le Corbusier, 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.

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Very rare leather topped, solid teak desk by Pierre Jeanneret from the city of Chandigarh, India. …

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Very rare leather topped, solid teak desk by Pierre Jeanneret from the city of Chandigarh, India. Jeanneret and his cousin, Le Corbusier, were commissioned to design the capital city in the early 1950s.

Pierre Jeanneret
Swiss, 1896–1967
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Though overshadowed by his cousin Le Corbusier, 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.

Desk from Chandigarh, 1952-1956

Solid Teak, Leather
28 × 38 × 32 1/2 in
71.1 × 96.5 × 82.6 cm
Sold
location
New York
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