Pierre Jeanneret (1896-1967) ‘PJ-R-14-A’ storage unit
Painted mark ‘MLA(H)PB/Block-D/75’
Model created c. 1957 H 86 × L 137 × D 43 cm
Provenance: administrative buildings, Chandigarh, India
Bibliography: Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Chandigarh, India, L. and P. Seguin, Galerie Patrick Seguin, 2014, similar model p. 289
Presenting an exceptional piece of furniture – this cupboard effortlessly combines solidity and elegance, showcasing a simple yet refined construction that maximizes functionality. Designed by Pierre Jeanneret, one of the most iconic modernist architects of his time, this piece captures the spirit of Chandigarh and its creators’ design philosophy.
Crafted from solid teak wood, the warm and characteristic legs of this cupboard complement its raw simplicity, creating a stunning visual contrast. The patina of the wood gives it a strong and unique character, with visible traces of age that only add to its charm.
Adding to its value and historical significance, this cupboard features letters that reveal a part of the fascinating history of Chandigarh. A true masterpiece of furniture design, this piece embodies the timeless spirit of modernism and will make a bold statement in any interior.