The Committee Chair becomes part of the Hommage à Pierre Jeanneret tribute collection for Cassina. It was initially designed in the 1950s to furnish the spaces of grand political and public buildings in the Indian city of Chandigarh, the capital of Punjab. The design features restrained, elegant lines and is recognizable by the iconic upside-down V‑shaped lateral supports. For a more versatile fit in the home and dining rooms, the Committee Chair is available in a new interpretation without armrests and its original version with armrests.
The seat structure, available in the historic teak version and natural oak, oak stained black, or dark walnut stained, blends harmoniously with the soft upholstered parts for comfortable, supported seating. Available in fabric or leather, the upholstery is removable to facilitate the replacement of the material around the armrests. Each piece in the collection is the utmost expression of high quality and excellence that distinguishes Cassina products.
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.