Pierre Jeanneret

A visionary of modernist architecture and design, the Swiss architect and designer Pierre Jeanneret is best known for his minimalist seating furniture— designing chairs without requiring fasteners. A catalyst for the development of early 20th-century Swiss architecture, Pierre Jeanneret along with his famed cousin and designer Le Corbusier created some of the most esteemed icons of Mid Century Modern architectural work, breaking away with the conventional methods. Pierre Jeanneret furniture for sale on Bidsquare auction features the designer’s signature chairs and other pieces that the French designer created, and regularly achieve high prices.
 

About Pierre Jeanneret

Born in 1896 in Geneva, Pierre Jeanneret studied architecture and painting at the École des Beaux-Arts in Geneva, graduating in 1921. Collaborating with his cousin architect Charles Edouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier, Pierre began designing various public and private buildings. Although the structures varied greatly in appearance and functions, yet all were thematically influenced by the idea of Synthetic Cubism. These included the Villa Savoye in Poissy, France designed in 1929, and the Grand Modele seating collection. Each of the buildings was carefully constructed in keeping with the location, purpose, and clientele.

 

A consistent innovator, Pierre Jeanneret together with Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand headed modern design in the twenties and thirties, designing a line of Pierre Jeanneret Chairs and other furniture and establishing a new aesthetic vocabulary that emphasized the importance of function and order over ornamentation. The strict geometry of modernism permeates all of Jeanneret's work, achieving synergy by the right incorporation of robust diagonals and lighter materials such as cane and wood. Pierre Jeanneret contributed to designing pieces like the iconic chaise lounge (LC4), Fauteuil Grand Confort as well as LC1 chair, LC2 sofa, LC3 chair, and LC4 chaise longue, some of Pierre Jeanneret’s greatest classics.

 

But the greatest oeuvre of Pierre Jeanneret’s works was embarking on a massive urban-planning project of redesigning the historic city of Chandigarh in Northern India along with Le Corbusier. Besides helping to refine his cousin’s large-scale concepts, Pierre Jeanneret was mainly involved in projecting the interior design and the furniture for the various structures of the city. His creative genius led to an incredible collection, including iconic pieces of Pierre Jeanneret chairs for sale at Bidsquare online auction. He created a series of elegantly designed furniture using local types of wood and craftsmen to reflect the classic modernity of Chandigarh and the nation. The city remains a masterpiece of modern architecture.

 

Quick Facts about Pierre Jeanneret

  • The sturdy ‘Chandigarh chair’ with its distinctive V-shaped legs designed by Pierre Jeanneret are snapped up by collectors, fetching record prices at auctions. 
  • Pierre Jeanneret and Le Corbusier pair published their manifesto “Five Points Towards a New Architecture” that served as the foundation for their architectural aesthetic.


 

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  • Pierre Jeanneret, Sofa from Chandigarh
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    $20,000 - $30,000

    Pierre Jeanneret, Sofa from Chandigarh

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    $20,000 - $30,000
  • Pierre Jeanneret, Coffee table from Chandigarh
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    $8,000 - $10,000

    Pierre Jeanneret, Coffee table from Chandigarh

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    $8,000 - $10,000
  • Pierre Jeanneret, Dining set from Chandigarh
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    $20,000 - $30,000

    Pierre Jeanneret, Dining set from Chandigarh

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    $20,000 - $30,000
  • Pierre Jeanneret, Kangourou chairs from Chandigarh, pair
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    $30,000 - $40,000

    Pierre Jeanneret, Kangourou chairs from Chandigarh, pai...

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    $30,000 - $40,000
  • Pierre Jeanneret, Stool from Punjab University, Chandigarh
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    $2,800 - $3,500

    Pierre Jeanneret, Stool from Punjab University, Chandig...

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    $2,800 - $3,500
  • Pierre Jeanneret, Lounge chairs from Chandigarh, pair
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    $20,000 - $30,000

    Pierre Jeanneret, Lounge chairs from Chandigarh, pair

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    $20,000 - $30,000
  • Pierre Jeanneret, Stools from Punjab University, Chandigarh, set of four
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    $7,000 - $9,000

    Pierre Jeanneret, Stools from Punjab University, Chandi...

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    $7,000 - $9,000
  • Pierre Jeanneret, Bench from the M.L.A. Flats building, Chandigarh
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    $8,000 - $10,000

    Pierre Jeanneret, Bench from the M.L.A. Flats building,...

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    $8,000 - $10,000
  • Pierre Jeanneret, Lounge chairs from the Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, pair
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    $10,000 - $15,000

    Pierre Jeanneret, Lounge chairs from the Punjab Enginee...

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    $10,000 - $15,000
  • Pierre Jeanneret, Chairs from the Central Library of Punjab University, Chandigarh, set of eight
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    $10,000 - $12,000

    Pierre Jeanneret, Chairs from the Central Library of Pu...

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    $10,000 - $12,000
  • Pierre Jeanneret, Scissor chairs model 92, pair
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    $5,000 - $7,000

    Pierre Jeanneret, Scissor chairs model 92, pair

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    $5,000 - $7,000
  • Pierre Jeanneret (style), pair armchairs
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    $500 - $700

    Pierre Jeanneret (style), pair armchairs

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    $500 - $700
  • Pierre Jeanneret, Desk from the Administrative Buildings and armchair from Punjab University, Chandigarh
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    $10,000 - $15,000

    Pierre Jeanneret, Desk from the Administrative Building...

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    $10,000 - $15,000
  • 8 Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand & Le Corbusier Dining Chairs
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    $2,000 - $4,000

    8 Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand & Le Corbusier D...

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    $2,000 - $4,000
  • Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand & Le Corbusier "LC1" Arm Chair
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    $200 - $300

    Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand & Le Corbusier "LC...

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    $200 - $300
  • SOBRE EL DISEÑO DE PIERRE JEANNERET (Suiza, 1896-1967) PAR DE SILLONES. MÉXICO, ca. 2000. Elaborada en madera de teca.
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    MXN$28,000 - MXN$32,000 $1,371 - $1,567

    SOBRE EL DISEÑO DE PIERRE JEANNERET (Suiza, 1896-1967) ...

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    MXN$28,000 - MXN$32,000 $1,371 - $1,567
  • Pair IMO Pierre Jeanneret Armchairs
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    $500 - $1,000

    Pair IMO Pierre Jeanneret Armchairs

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    $500 - $1,000
  • Pair IMO Pierre Jeanneret Armchairs
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    $500 - $1,000

    Pair IMO Pierre Jeanneret Armchairs

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    $500 - $1,000
  • SOBRE EL DISEÑO DE PIERRE JEANNERET (Suiza 1896-1967) SILLÓN. MÉXICO, ca 2000. Elaborada en madera de teca, respaldo y asiento de palma
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    MXN$14,000 - MXN$20,000 $686 - $979

    SOBRE EL DISEÑO DE PIERRE JEANNERET (Suiza 1896-1967) S...

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    MXN$14,000 - MXN$20,000 $686 - $979
  • Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret and Le Corbusier
(French, 1903-1999 | Swiss, 1896-1967 | French/Swiss, 1887-1965)
Pair of LC2 Lounge Chairs
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    $1,000 - $2,000

    Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret and Le Corbusier (...

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    $1,000 - $2,000
  • Vitra
21st Century
Collection of Four Miniatures, c. 2000
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    $500 - $700

    Vitra 21st Century Collection of Four Miniatures, c. 20...

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    $500 - $700
  • Le Corbusier LC4 Chaise Lounge
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    $1,500 - $3,000

    Le Corbusier LC4 Chaise Lounge

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    $1,500 - $3,000
  • LC4 Le Corbusier For Cassina Chaise Longue
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    $400 - $600

    LC4 Le Corbusier For Cassina Chaise Longue

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    $400 - $600
  • LE CORBUSIER CASSINA LC2 ITALIAN LEATHER SOFA
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    $3,000 - $5,000

    LE CORBUSIER CASSINA LC2 ITALIAN LEATHER SOFA

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    $3,000 - $5,000
  • LE CORBUSIER LC4 CHAISE LOUNGE REPLICA
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    $800 - $1,200

    LE CORBUSIER LC4 CHAISE LOUNGE REPLICA

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    $800 - $1,200
  • Pierre Jeanneret, Coffee table from Chandigarh
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    $8,000 - $10,000

    Pierre Jeanneret, Coffee table from Chandigarh

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    $8,000 - $10,000
  • Pierre Jeanneret, Folding screen from the Administrative Buildings, Chandigarh
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    $7,000 - $9,000

    Pierre Jeanneret, Folding screen from the Administrativ...

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    $7,000 - $9,000
  • Pierre Jeanneret, Desk and chair from Chandigarh
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    $8,000 - $10,000

    Pierre Jeanneret, Desk and chair from Chandigarh

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    $8,000 - $10,000
  • Pierre Jeanneret, Easy armchairs from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, pair
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    $10,000 - $15,000

    Pierre Jeanneret, Easy armchairs from Punjab Engineerin...

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    $10,000 - $15,000
  • Pierre Jeanneret, Occasional table from the PGI Hospital, Chandigarh
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    $4,000 - $6,000

    Pierre Jeanneret, Occasional table from the PGI Hospita...

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    $4,000 - $6,000
  • Pierre Jeanneret, Easy armchairs from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, pair
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    $10,000 - $15,000

    Pierre Jeanneret, Easy armchairs from Punjab Engineerin...

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    $10,000 - $15,000
  • Pierre Jeanneret, Office Cane chairs from Chandigarh, set of six
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    $15,000 - $20,000

    Pierre Jeanneret, Office Cane chairs from Chandigarh, s...

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    $15,000 - $20,000
  • Pierre Jeanneret, Stools from Punjab University, Chandigarh, set of three
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    $7,000 - $9,000

    Pierre Jeanneret, Stools from Punjab University, Chandi...

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    $7,000 - $9,000
  • Pierre Jeanneret, Sewing stools from Chandigarh, pair
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    $5,000 - $7,000

    Pierre Jeanneret, Sewing stools from Chandigarh, pair

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    $5,000 - $7,000
  • Pierre Jeanneret, Stools from Science Department of Punjab University, Chandigarh, set of three
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    $5,000 - $7,000

    Pierre Jeanneret, Stools from Science Department of Pun...

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    $5,000 - $7,000
  • LC3  Grand Modele 2-Seat Sofa
    Price$4,145

    LC3 Grand Modele 2-Seat Sofa

  • LC2 Petit Modele Three-Seat Sofa
    Price$5,670

    LC2 Petit Modele Three-Seat Sofa

  • LC3 Grand Model Armchair & LC2 Ottoman
    Price$2,500

    LC3 Grand Model Armchair & LC2 Ottoman

  • Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret, and Le Corbusier by Cassina LC3 Divano Sofa with Nero Frame
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    $1,000 - $1,500

    Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret, and Le Corbusier ...

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    $1,000 - $1,500
  • Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret, and Le Corbusier LC4 Chaise Lounge by Cassina
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    $1,500 - $2,000

    Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret, and Le Corbusier ...

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    $1,500 - $2,000
  • Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret and Le Corbusier
(French, 1903-1999 | Swiss, 1896-1967 | French-Swiss, 1887-1965)
LC4 Adjustable Chaise Lounge, C
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    $1,500 - $2,500

    Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret and Le Corbusier (...

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    $1,500 - $2,500
  • Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret and Le Corbusier
(French, 1903-1999 | Swiss, 1896-1967 | French/Swiss, 1887-1965)
Pair of LC1 Armchairs, Cassina,
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    $1,000 - $2,000

    Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret and Le Corbusier (...

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    $1,000 - $2,000
  • Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret and Le Corbusier
(French, 1903-1999 | Swiss, 1896-1967 | French/Swiss, 1887-1965)
LC10 Coffee Table,Cassina, Fran
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    $300 - $400

    Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret and Le Corbusier (...

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    $300 - $400
  • Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret and Le Corbusier
(French, 1903-1999 | Swiss, 1896-1967 | French/Swiss, 1887-1965)
LC2 Settee, Cassina, France/Ita
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    $1,500 - $2,000

    Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret and Le Corbusier (...

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    $1,500 - $2,000
  • Signed Cassina Le Corbusier Leather Chaise Lounge
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    $1,000 - $2,000

    Signed Cassina Le Corbusier Leather Chaise Lounge

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    $1,000 - $2,000
  • PIERRE JEANNERET Desk
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    $4,500 - $6,500

    PIERRE JEANNERET Desk

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    $4,500 - $6,500
  • PIERRE JEANNERET Desk
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    $4,500 - $6,500

    PIERRE JEANNERET Desk

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    $4,500 - $6,500
  • PIERRE JEANNERET Stool
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    $1,500 - $2,500

    PIERRE JEANNERET Stool

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    $1,500 - $2,500