Armchair from Chandigarh
France/India, c. 1960
Pierre Jeanneret

Stained teak, cane, upholstery
20 × 20¼ × 32”

Jeanneret eventually returned to Geneva in 1965 in poor health. Upon his death two years later his ashes were scattered in Chandigarh's Sukhna Lake in accordance with his will.

For Le Corbusier, Chandigarh was the first city he was able to plan and actually build. A renewed international interest in the work of Le Corbusier and his senior architects Pierre Jeanneret and husband and wife team Maxwell Fry and Jane B. Drew, has led Chandigarh city officials to recently apply for UNESCO World Heritage status. —Eron Johnson Antiques

(Photo: Wright)