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Capitol Complex Armchair

c. 2019

by Pierre Jeanneret
for Cassina

Capitol Complex Armchair

by Pierre Jeanneret
for Cassina

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Capitol Complex Armchair is constructed from inde­pen­dent pieces of solid wood, includ­ing the side­bars in an inverted V” that support the armrests and can be found through­out the offices of the Secre­tariat of Le Corbusier’s Chandi­garh Capitol Complex. Atten­tion to detail and the impor­tance of mate­ri­als shine here: the woven back­rest and seat stretched across a wooden frame, are design elements common in Chandi­garh, much like the use of local woods like teak. 

Avail­able in the classic version in teak, in addi­tion to two new versions in natural and stained black oak. Explore the Capitol Complex chair and table, also avail­able as part of our collection.

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Pierre Jeanneret

Switzerland (1896–1967)

Born in Geneva in 1896, Pierre Jeanneret was a forward-thinking modernist who spent much of his career working in collaboration with his cousin, Le Corbusier. Jeanneret is known for his architecture, urban planning, and furniture designs. After spending 1916-1918 in the Swiss Army and studying at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Geneva, he opened an architecture practice with Le Corbusier in 1922. Together they designed architectural spaces and furniture pieces for over 20 years. Their collaboration took a hiatus when Jeanneret joined the French Resistance and Le Corbusier did not. One of their largest collaboration pieces is urban planning and architecture for the city of Chandigarh, India. The highlight of which is his design of 14 different types of mass housing for the city. His furniture design pieces are minimalist in style, and his most noted is a chair that requires no fasteners.

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