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Capitol Complex Lounge Chair

c. 1951/2019

by Pierre Jeanneret
for Cassina

Capitol Complex Lounge Chair

by Pierre Jeanneret
for  Cassina

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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.


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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