Pierre Jeanneret Solid Teak and Cane Library Chairs, #PJ-SI-51-A, circa 1959Automaton Vintage Furnishings
A beautiful, sophisticated and classy handmade set of six solid teak and cane "Library Chairs" (PJ-SI-51-A) by Pierre Jeanneret for the Punjab University Library in Chandigarh, India. This set has been previously restored and is in excellent condition. During restoration new cushions were made for the set, however the set can be used without cushions if preferred. One chair possesses original numbering behind the lower structural bar.
The chairs in this set are priced individually, six are available. A discount can be offered for multiples. If you are purchasing less than the entire set, please let us know which chairs you wish us to send. We can send you individual images of each chair to help you select.
Cousin to Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret has in recent years become a revered figure in French and Indian architecture. Jeanneret was an instrumental part in the construction of Chandigarh, the first planned city in India. In addition to buildings, he also designed furniture for the region that put a modern spin on traditional carpentry techniques. In addition, he collaborated with Charlotte Perriand and developed prefabricated housing with Jean Prouvé.
Literature: Le Corbusier Pierre Jeanneret: The Indian Adventure, Design-Art-Architecture, Touchaleaume and Moreau, pg. 374 and 569
These chairs exude a rustic yet minimal vibe. Sturdy, angular solid teak combines with caned backrests and a thin, upholstered seat cushion for comfort. Perfect for any Mid-Century Modern or contemporary or Minimalist abode. While Jeanneret may not be a household name yet, his designs continue to grow in popularity and rarity as galleries around the world dedicate space for this lesser known, but equally influential cousin to Le Corbusier.
In excellent previously restored condition, ready for immediate use in your residential or commercial project.
Provenance: Central University Library and the Yacht Club, Chandigarh, India.
Price: $7,000 (per item)