Capitol Complex Lounge Chair
The Capitol Complex Lounge chair designed by Pierre Jeanneret for Cassina offers comfort, elegance, and simplicity in one. The lounge features a“V” support structure with padded armrests and a plush upholstered seat/back element.
Included in UNESCO’s 2016 Cultural Heritage list, the extraordinary architecture of Le Corbusier’s Capitol Complex, designed for the city of Chandigarh in 1951, has received accolades for its celebration of an independent nation open to modernity.
The Capitol Complex lounge chair is available in natural, black, or walnut stained oak, in addition to the classic version in teak. Upholstery in fabric or leather from the collection. For quick-ship options, please see the spec sheet to the left or call 800.886.0867 for details.
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.