Pierre Jeanneret

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The Chandigarh Chair teak-and-cane chair designed by Swiss architect, Pierre Jeanneret in the 1950’s had a simple reasoning, people needed seats.

The chair’s V-shaped legs and humidity and bug resistant carved from Burma teak by local artisans are sturdy.

The durability would be put to the test decades later in Chandigarh when people gravitated to more contemporary designs, discarded Jeanneret chairs piled up across the city and many sold as scrap at local auctions for a few rupees.

Since it’s rediscovery, the chair has become a favourite of Belgian designer Axel Vervoordt and French talent Joseph Dirand.

Images via Pinterest and https://bandaproperty.co.uk

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