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Pierre Jeanneret Model PJ-SI-28-A Floating Back Office Chairs Set of 8 1955

US$49,053.55per set

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Pierre Jeanneret Model PJ-SI-28-A floating back office chairs set of 8 Circa 1955 Important set of eight mid twentieth century Pierre Jeanneret PJ-SI-28-A ‘Floating Back’ Office Chairs Chandigarh India Circa 1955, designed for the Architects Offices, Secrétariat and administrative buildings in Chandigarh, some of the chairs have identification marks, a truly wonderful set of chairs originating from the historical UNESCO World Heritage site, designed by probably the most important architect of the 20th Century, these chairs have been sympathetically restored and show signs of age with a rich patina, all chairs have new caning and come with eight new brown and piped velvet cushions. Provenance: Chandigarh India, Each item we sell is hand picked and sourced directly from our trusted partners in Chandigarh whom we have been working with for many years, we only buy unrestored original items and only after we have thoroughly inspected and carried out our own thorough checks to validate the authenticity of each piece in order to guarantee that all items are original. Once we have purchased our items they are lightly restored in order to maintain their originality, character and patina, the only elements that will be renewed and replaced will be the cane work, there will always be new cushions or upholstery, you are buying an original piece of furniture that will have minor flaws and show signs of age as is to be expected. For your comfort we will supply a certificate of authenticity and whenever possible also supply archival images of your items in a pre restored state showing age, condition and history, this is vitally important as the market is riddled with remakes or copies. About: Pierre Jeanneret (22 March 1896 – 4 December 1967) was a Swiss architect and furniture designer, most famous for his role in the design of Chandigarh’s large civic architecture project. A lot of his work was alongside his cousin, Le Corbusier. Summary: Period: Mid Twentieth Century Designer: Pierre Jeanneret Model: PJ-SI-28-A Style: Floating Back Office Chairs Origin: India, Chandigarh Location: Architects Offices, Secretariat and Administrative Buildings Quantity: Set of Eight Materials: Solid Teak Wood & New Cane Extra: Eight Cushions Design Period: Circa 1955 -6 Validation: Certificate of Authenticity Provenance: Pre restored images Condition: All items have age related wear, knocks, marks and splits, each piece will have its own character and markings, all items have been lightly restored and will have been oiled and waxed, joints will be strengthened and made solid, cane work will always be renewed and in perfect condition as will cushions and upholstery, each item will be unique and each piece will not be exactly the same as the next, the patina may slightly vary as these items date from the 1950s and 60s. Dimensions: Width 20” / 51cm Depth 18” / 46cm Height 31” / 79cm Floor to seat: 17” / 43cm.

Details

  • Creator
    Pierre Jeanneret (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31 in. (78.74 cm)Width: 20 in. (50.8 cm)Depth: 18 in. (45.72 cm)Seat Height: 17 in. (43.18 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 8
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1955
  • Condition
    Refinished. Rewoven. Wear consistent with age and use. In perfect aged condition.
  • Seller Location
    Longdon, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1832324020342

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About the Designer

Pierre Jeanneret

If his famed cousin and longtime colleague Charles-Édouard Jeanneret — better known as Le Corbusier — was the visionary, then Pierre Jeanneret was the member of the architecture and design team who got things done. In recent years, Jeanneret has emerged from Le Corbusier’s shadow, as collectors have discovered his simple and striking furniture creations.Jeanneret studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Geneva and after he graduated in 1921 he became a partner in Le Corbusier’s office in Paris. The pair collaborated on numerous residential projects, most notably the Villa Savoye, the iconic modernist house in suburban Paris completed in 1931. Jeanneret also worked with the great Charlotte Perriand on the Grand Modele line of tubular metal furnishings that was a sensation at the annual Salon d’Automne design expo in 1929. A rift developed between Jeanneret and his cousin during World War II, as the former joined the French resistance, while Le Corbusier cooperated with the occupying authorities in Vichy. The two did not work together again until 1950, when Le Corbusier persuaded Jeanneret to help execute the master plan for the new city of Chandigarh in Punjab, India. Jeanneret lived and worked there until the final years of his life.A hallmark of Jeanneret’s furniture designs is his great sensitivity to materials. In contrast to the tubular-steel chairs produced by Marcel Breuer and other members of the Bauhaus, the chromed metal pieces designed by Jeanneret and Perriand — including such as the now-classic LC4 chaise longue and the Grand Confort lounge chair — have a sensuous, relaxed and welcoming look. Conversely, while Jeanneret uses essentially geometric forms for his wooden seating pieces, they exude warmth by nature of the material. One of Jeanneret’s first manufactured designs in wood is the Model 92 Scissors chair, licensed by Hans and Florence Knoll when they were touring postwar France. But Jeanneret’s finest work in furniture was done in Chandigarh, and these are the pieces that have earned him recent renown. Crafted of teak, the designs range from low-slung lounge chairs and armchairs with cane seats to desks and tables, most with Jeanneret’s signature drafting compass-shaped legs. Many such pieces on the market today are refurbished, having been found by dealers languishing in scrapyards in India in the late 1990s. Chandigarh is now taking better care of its modernist heritage, making available Jeanneret works all the rarer.Find authentic vintage Pierre Jeanneret chairs, tables and other furniture today on 1stDibs.
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