Architect Pierre Jeanneret masterminded furniture to embody India’s progressive architecture. Read Full Article
Swiss architect and furniture designer Pierre Jeanneret frequently collaborated with his cousin, Le Corbusier. In 1926, they published the manifesto “Five Points Towards a New Architecture,” which laid out the theory behind their aesthetic and technical decisions. Photo courtesy of Galerie Downtown.
In 1951, Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru entrusted Le Corbusier with the design of the city of Chandigarh, a new modern capital for the state of Punjab. When Le Corbusier opted out of the Chandigarh project halfway through its execution, Pierre Jeanneret became the project's chief architect and urban designer. Photo courtesy of Galerie Downtown.
The Chandigarh furniture designed by Jeanneret combines a distinctly modernist esthetic with India's long-standing tradition of craftsmanship. Photo courtesy of Galerie Downtown.
This teak desk is an excellent example of Jeanneret's style, which became broadly popular in India after it was realized in Chandigarh. Photo courtesy of Galerie Downtown.
The strict geometry of Jeanneret's furniture matches the rational layout of Le Corbusier's urban program. For more infomation on Jeanneret's work in Chandigarh, visit Galerie Downtown.