PIERRE JEANNERET (1896-1967)
PIERRE JEANNERET (1896-1967)

A DINING TABLE, CIRCA 1962

Details
PIERRE JEANNERET (1896-1967)
A DINING TABLE, CIRCA 1962
Indian rosewood
30 1/8 in. (76.5 cm.) high, 72 ½ in. (184.2 cm.) wide, 36 ¾ in. (93.4 cm.) deep
Provenance
National Institute of Sports, Patiala.

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Lot Essay

cf. E. Touchaleaume and G. Moreau, Le Corbusier Pierre Jeanneret: The Indian Adventure Design Art Architecture, Montreal, 2010, pp. 330-331, 420-421, 583 for examples of this model in short and long versions, some examples painted black, p. 583 for a drawing of this model;
Galerie Patrick Seguin, Le Corbusier Pierre Jeanneret Chandigarh, India, 1951-66, Paris, 2014, pp. 232-235 for examples of this model, some examples painted black.

This model, made in larger and smaller models and often painted black appeared in student dining halls and cafeterias in Chandigarh and could also be found in private residences.
The present piece comes from the National Institute of Sports Patiala which is housed inside the Palace of the Maharaja of Patiala. The then Maharaja, his Highness Yadavindra Singh, placed several special orders from Jeanneret which were carried out by the Chandigarh workshops.
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