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Pierre Jeanneret
ILLUMINATED READING TABLE, MODEL NO. PJ-TAT-10-B, DESIGNED FOR THE ASSEMBLY AND THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY, CHANDIGARH, INDIA
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Pierre Jeanneret
ILLUMINATED READING TABLE, MODEL NO. PJ-TAT-10-B, DESIGNED FOR THE ASSEMBLY AND THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY, CHANDIGARH, INDIA
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Pierre Jeanneret
ILLUMINATED READING TABLE, MODEL NO. PJ-TAT-10-B, DESIGNED FOR THE ASSEMBLY AND THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY, CHANDIGARH, INDIA
teak-veneered wood, teak, frosted glass, painted steel, painted tubular steel
111.5 x 244.3 x 122 cm (43  7/8  x 96  1/8  x 48 in.)
circa 1963-1964
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Provenance

Chandigarh, India
Artcurial Paris, 24 November, 2010, lot 218
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Literature

Eric Touchaleaume and Gerald Moreau, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, The Indian Adventure: Design-Art-Architecture, Paris, 2010, pp. 368, 370-72, 580
Galerie Patrick Seguin, ed., Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret: Chandigarh, India, Paris, 2014, pp. 173, 217-23, 286

Catalogue Note

Mentored by his cousin Charles Edouard Jeanneret – better known as Le Corbusier – Pierre Jeanneret was the more hands-on and slightly overshadowed architect of the pair, whose project for the design of the city of Chandigarh in India remains one of the most significant and iconic Modernist architectural designs. Collaborating for well over 20 years with Le Corbusier, he worked on developing the furniture and interiors in which the designs were iterated for use by residents and city officials alike. Pierre Jeanneret stayed in Chandigarh after its completion, appointed Head Architect by the Administration of the city.

Working with the simplicity and strength of raw materials, Pierre Jeanneret produced a range of furniture that not only accessorised and accompanied the people and their activities in the city but also grew to encapsulate the myth of the Chandigarh utopia.

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