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Set of Chandigarh Stools 'CB' by Pierre Jeanneret - 1965

Documentation Documented elsewhere (exact item)
Origin India
Period 1950-1979
Materials Teak.
Dimensions
W. 20.47 in; H. 26.77 in; D. 20.47 in;
W. 52 cm; H. 68 cm; D. 52 cm;
Seat H. 26.77 in;
Seat H. 68 cm;
Creation Date 1965
Description Pierre Jeanneret Model: 'CB' High stools Chandigarh India Circa 1965-66.

Priced as a set of four, available individually upon request.

Iconic mid-twentieth century Pierre Jeanneret Model 'CB' High Round Stools ‘Tabouret En Teck’ in solid teak Chandigarh, India circa 1965-66. The wide circular seat with apron in thick teak veneer mounted on a solid frame in solid teak, the leg assembly with four slightly splayed, tapered legs, connected by a double-wide cruciform crosspiece stretcher, the stools retain the original letters and markings denoting designation. These items have been very lightly restored retaining all original marks, scuffs, dents, and patina.

About: Pierre Jeanneret Swiss 1896-1967
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 aluminium 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.

Provenance: Provenance: Panjab University (sector 14) and "Science Block" in Chandigarh.
Reference material: Catalogue Raisonné Du Mobilier, Jeanneret Chandigarh by Jacques Dworczak by Assouline page 146.
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern
Incollect Reference Number 489952
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