Pierre Jeanneret and Ado Chale

First Published 6 February 2015

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Pair of “Kangourou” low chairs designed by Pierre Jeanneret, circa 1951-1955, Solid sissoo (Indian rosewood) and braided cane (redone)

This is one of a pair of chairs that will be sold at Sotheby’s NY in March. We had a preview of them this week and the catalogue should be online this weekend.

This style was developed by Jeanneret when he was working on the development of Chandigarh, in India, the first planned city in India post-independence in 1947. Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret’s cousin, invited him to participate in this new  project. When Le Corbusier opted out halfway through, Jeanneret became the undertaking’s chief architect and urban designer. At the same time he created a furniture style to be used for the government offices and a number of private homes.~~

This style was developed by Jeanneret when he was working on the development of Chandigarh, in India, the first planned city in India post-independence in 1947. Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret’s cousin, invited him to participate in this new  project. When Le Corbusier opted out halfway through, Jeanneret became the undertaking’s chief architect and urban designer. At the same time he created a furniture style to be used for the government offices and a number of private homes.

Patrick Sequin Galerie has a wonderful online gallery showing many of these pieces.

Chairs in this style are regularly appearing in the chic interiors of top French interior architect Joseph Dirand. See a recent London apartment he completed here.

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Above: Jospeh Dirand Appartment, Paris Pierre Jeanneret canape and side chairs

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Above: Jospeh Dirand Appartment, Paris

 Jeanneret armchairs and custom-made lights by Eric Schmitt in the photo above. (Extra bit of info: We are big fans of Eric Schmitt and have written about him in the past. We recently learned that he will be opening a space in the Marais this spring. More on that to come!)

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Above: Jospeh Dirand Appartment, Paris Pierre Jeanneret armchairs and Ado Chale low table

The Ado Chale table in the center of this photo above subtly steals the show! We thought you might enjoy seeing the table below. It is also by Chale. It is two separate pieces that fit together. The legs are adjustable so that it can be a large low table or a dining table! This one below is available privately.

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