Pierre Jeanneret Table $160,000>
Galerie Patrick Seguin

This table designed by Pierre Jeanneret was intended for the University of Punjab as well as private residences in Chandigarh, India. From 1955 to 1965, Jeanneret devoted most of his efforts to the University project, designing both the buildings and the furniture. The campus furnishings represented the largest single order for Chandigarh. Jeanneret opted for readily available materials, with an emphasis on the different local species of wood— rot-resistant and perfectly adapted to the vicissitude of the climate. This large table consists of a solid teak top resting on tapered legs that convey a sense of elegance and lightness. Only very few pieces of this model were made; the ebonized teak along with the structure’s shape creates a very modern aura.

Swiss-born architect and furniture designer Jeanneret (1896-1967) worked for most of his life alongside his cousin Le Corbusier. In the early 1950s, they took on a massive urban planning project in Chandigarh, India, designing and producing low-cost buildings for the community. The city evolved into a landmark of modernist architecture.


DESIGNER

Pierre Jeanneret

DATE

1961

MATERIALS

Blackened teak

DIMENSIONS

H 72 x L 182 x D 101.5 cm

STYLE

French Mid-Century

HERITAGE

France

$160,000