Writing chair known as “Class room chair” in solid teak and canework. Asymmetric “compass” type double side legs, ca. 1960.

Medium
Series
limited series, authentic from 1950/1960
Manufacturer
Chandigarh workshop
Image rights
P! Galerie, Zurich-Dietikon-Marrakesh, if interested to publish anywhere contact [email protected]
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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.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2017
Interior scenesGalerie Patrick Seguin
2016
Fernand Léger: Painting in SpaceMuseum Ludwig
Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret: Chandigarh, India, 1951-66Kukje Gallery
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PJ-SI-26-A, ca. 1960

Teak / cane
33 1/10 × 17 7/10 × 20 1/2 in
84 × 45 × 52 cm
$3,600
Location
Dietikon, Marrakesh
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Writing chair known as “Class room chair” in solid teak and canework. Asymmetric “compass” type …

Medium
Series
limited series, authentic from 1950/1960
Manufacturer
Chandigarh workshop
Image rights
P! Galerie, Zurich-Dietikon-Marrakesh, if interested to publish anywhere contact [email protected]
Price ranges of medium-sized design objects by Pierre Jeanneret
Learn more
Browse works in this category
$3,000–$4,500
This work
$0
$33,000+

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.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by Pierre Jeanneret
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