Pierre Jeanneret

Pierre Jeanneret (1896-1967) was a Swiss architect and designer who worked closely with his cousin Le Corbusier. He is best known for his contributions to the city of Chandigarh in India, where he designed many public buildings and landmarks. 

Pierre Jeanneret was a close partner of his famous cousin, Le Corbusier, for many years. The two architects founded a joint firm in Paris in 1922. Jeanneret was involved in many of the projects designed by the firm, though his role is often forgotten as he stood in the shadow of his more famous cousin.

In February 1951, the two men began working together on the construction of the Indian city of Chandigarh. Jeanneret remained involved with the project for 15 years, until shortly before his death. For much of that time, he served as the city’s chief architect. He was primarily responsible for the city’s residential buildings, but also played a key role in the interior design, particularly the design of chairs.

My favorite pieces from Pierre Jeanneret

‘Kangourou’ Lounge Chair
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“Kangourou” Lounge Chair, Pierre Jeanneret | Aesence Directory
“Kangourou” Lounge Chair
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“Office” armchair, Pierre Jeanneret | Aesence Directory
1955-1956, Teak, cane
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