Sure you’ve seen any of these pieces of furniture. Rattan returned with force last season, and have recovered models, emulating the furnishings of the Capitol Complex of Chandigarh, we returned to one of the reference points of the design.
Architect and designer, Pierre Jeanneretdeveloped extensive career in both arts, becoming for many a benchmark of urban planning. In addition to creating, along with Auguste and Gustave Perret, the manifesto, Five points towards a New Architecture architectural guide of his work, he left great gems movable property together with Le Corbusier.
Next to him would, in the Salon d’automne in Paris in 1929, a major set of modern furniture comprising chairs of steel tubing, bar stools and a group of shelves modular steel, becoming a benchmark in modern design.
Despite having a long career, the project that would forever mark the career of Jeanneret would be the creation of the indian city of Chandigarh, designed in 1951 along with Le Corbusier, who would leave the project half way. So Jeanneret became the chief architect, discussing also the urban model. His idea was to create a city free from traditions of the past, a symbol of the faith of the country in the future.”
Such was the importance of this project today, his work continues in this enclave in the north of India and serves, at present, as inspiration for the design. The chairs original of Jeanneret, who for years were stacked in warehouses institutional deteriorated with time and use, they are today sold by more than 10,000 euros at international auctions. So great is the anger that have been raised that it is forbidden to take them out of India without the permission of the very minister of Culture.
This inspiration has led to companies such as Cassina to the creation of a collection in tribute to the swiss architect. Hommage à Pierre Jeanneret, collects items of note of the work that the designer has developed in India. The collection is characterized by the seat and backrest in straw Vienna within a framework of oak wood and the use of teak, symbolic of the local spirit.
The inclusion of the architectural work of Le Corbusier as a Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, in 2016, raised a lot of interest in the project Chandigarh. At the proposal of the indian minister Nehru, Chandigarh represented a major opportunity for that Le Corbusier experience with their theories of architecture and urban planning, along with a group of architects indians and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret.
The experience of Pierre Jeanneret in India led him to get closer to the local reality to create essential shapes with simple materials, finding a meeting point between the european ideals of modern and traditional spirit of india. Spirit, today, it is more likely than ever.
Armchair for the Hall of the General Hospital of Chandigarh
It was originally designed as part of the furniture of the hall of the General Hospital of Chandigarh. This chair, in teak and original Indian forests and natural cane is an exact reproduction of the Jeanneret imagined in the project Area. With the body in the form of Z follows the trend common in the works of this city. This model, in particular, belongs to the line of the iconic artist who designed the study hindu Srelle.
Chair of the office of the Secretary
Perhaps the most iconic. This chair, with armrests, it’s the most imitated, and desired from that Kourtney Kardashian the show in your dining room. Originally it was part of some of the administrative offices of the Secretariat building. Made of solid wood, it is composed of two lateral supports in the form of V inverted converge to support the armrest.
Photo: Mister Wils
Among the furniture used in the building of the Assembly Legislative of the Capitol Complex was a large table used in conferences. Recalling their primary functions, this model, which is the Collection Hommage à Pierre Jeanneret for the Italian firm Cassina, reproduces with great accuracy the original, with a basis of two important elements in solid wood and with a very characteristic shape of the design of Chandigarh, the “cornes entrecroisées”.
Original from the 50s, was part of the furniture present in the houses and apartments of the members of the Assembly of Chandigarh. You’re probably familiar with and that is that it is another of the pieces emulated by a multitude of signatures. The bank, in oak and rattan, it consists of three adjacent seats, sustained by a single crossbar front and two side brackets placed in inverted-V shape.
Photo: Zara Home
Armchair padded the ‘Haute Cour’
The Haute Cour, along with the Secretariat and the building Assemblée, formed the joint founder of the Capitol Complex in Chandigarh. In its rooms were comfortable armchairs padded of lines, voluminous that they shared with the rest of the furniture that compositional scheme with supports in the form of inverted V-shape.
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