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PIERRE JEANNERET (1896-1967)

In conjunction with designer Charlotte Perriand and his illustrious cousin Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret created experimental interiors which established their atelier as a leader in modern design. Advocating a new vision of architecture which emphasized order and harmony rather than ornament; the team brought light and air into their buildings through a prodigious use of glass and elimination interior walls. Minimal furniture and sleek design further contributed to a sense of spaciousness and formal purity. Though an avid practitioner of the geometric austerity which defines modern design, Jeanneret often enlivened his furniture with strong diagonals or lighter materials, such as cane and wood. He also brought a humanist perspective to his cousin's utopian doctrines of modern planning.
Late in his career, the designer made a singular contribution to the post-war urban planning movement in the capacity of Chief Architect at Chandigarh, India. Envisioned by the newly independent government as a throughly modern city which could accomodate refugees of Partition; Chandigarh was to offer amenities such as running water and comfortable housing to people of all classes. First under Le Corbusier's direction and then independently, Jeanneret remained at the site for fifteen years until shortly before his death; wrestling with the transition of a traditional society to the modern world and creating many important experiments in urban housing and government building.

Pierre Jeanneret
Pierre Jeanneret
Library table, circa 1950
Pierre Jeanneret
Pierre Jeanneret
Dining table, 1955-56
Pierre Jeanneret
Pierre Jeanneret
Dining table, circa 1956
Pierre Jeanneret
Pierre Jeanneret
Table and set of 4 chairs, circa 1960 SOLD
Pierre Jeanneret
Pierre Jeanneret
Console, circa 1955-56
Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret & Charlotte Perriand
Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret & Charlotte Perriand
"B307" table for Chez Soi, circa 1930
Pierre Jeanneret
Pierre Jeanneret
Pair of "Upholstered Easy" lounge chairs, circa 1955-56
Pierre Jeanneret
Pierre Jeanneret
Pair of "Upholstered Easy" lounge chairs, circa 1955-56
Pierre Jeanneret
Pierre Jeanneret
Pair of High Court lounge chairs, 1955-56
Le Corbusier & Pierre Jeanneret
Le Corbusier & Pierre Jeanneret
"Committee" armchairs, circa 1953-54
Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret & Jeet Lal Malhotra
Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret & Jeet Lal Malhotra
"Advocate and Press" armchairs, 1954-55
Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret & Jeet Lal Malhotra
Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret & Jeet Lal Malhotra
"Advocate and Press" pair of armchairs, 1954-55
Pierre Jeanneret
Pierre Jeanneret
Pair of Kangourou chairs, circa 1950
Pierre Jeanneret
Pierre Jeanneret
Pair of easy armchairs, circa 1955-56
Pierre Jeanneret
Pierre Jeanneret
Pair of chairs, circa 1955
Pierre Jeanneret
Pierre Jeanneret
Pair of demountable chairs, circa 1955-56
Pierre Jeanneret
Pierre Jeanneret
"Classroom" chair, circa 1960
Pierre Jeanneret
Pierre Jeanneret
Desk chair, 1955 SOLD
Pierre Jeanneret
Pierre Jeanneret
Stool, circa 1955-56 (2 available)
Pierre Jeanneret
Pierre Jeanneret
Pair of stools, circa 1960
Pierre Jeanneret
Pierre Jeanneret
Table and set of 4 chairs, circa 1960 SOLD
Pierre Jeanneret
Pierre Jeanneret
Bench, circa 1955-56 SOLD
Pierre Jeanneret
Pierre Jeanneret
Three-seat sofa, circa 1955-56
Pierre Jeanneret
Pierre Jeanneret
Daybed, circa 1955-56
Charlotte Perriand & Pierre Jeanneret
Charlotte Perriand & Pierre Jeanneret
Bookcase Edition "L'Equipement de la Maison", circa 1947 SOLD
Charlotte Perriand & Pierre Jeanneret
Charlotte Perriand & Pierre Jeanneret
Sideboard, Equipement de la Maison, 1947
Pierre Jeanneret
Pierre Jeanneret
Sideboard, circa 1955-56
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