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Tue 6.9.

Furnishing the Future: Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret’s Chandigarh furniture

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 06.09.2011 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret on Chandigarh's Lake Shukna in a pedal boat designed by Jeanneret, c. 1950; photo Sureh Sharma

Having received the brief to plan and design a new state capital for the Punjab, Le Corbusier, true to form, delivered a striking urban entity that’s a veritable ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. A forthcoming exhibition at the Galerie Anton Meier in Geneva of the Swiss architect and Pierre Jeanneret’s furniture for India’s first postcolonial city demonstrates neatly the level of consideration given to the shaping this modernist gem. (by Simon Cowell)

 

read Simon Cowell’s article on Architonic