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Pierre Jeanneret, Le Corbusier

Pierre Jeanneret & Le Corbusier, Pair of Advocate chairs


The Advocate Armchairs were designed by Pierre Jeanneret and Le Corbusier for the High Court and the University of Punjab in Chandigarh, India.

Each piece was detailed for a specific place and use, with close attention paid to the symbolic context. Thus the furnishings for the High Court projected a clear, immediate image of its authority and hierarchy. The height of the backrests used for the judges’ chairs was significantly higher than those designed for the advocates.

This pair of armchairs in teak and hide upholstery is in very good condition.


Swiss-born architect and furniture designer Jeanneret (1896-1967) worked for most of his life alongside his cousin Le Corbusier. In the early 1950s, they took on a massive urban planning project in Chandigarh, India, designing and producing low-cost buildings for the community. The city evolved into a landmark of modernist architecture. Architect, urban planner, painter, writer, designer, and theorist Charles-Edouard Jeanneret—better known as Le Corbusier—was born in Switzerland but was most active in France. He is a giant of European culture whose vast influence on architectural theory and expression cannot be overstated.

Pierre Jeanneret


Arnold Andre Pierre Jeanneret-Gris was born in Geneva in 1896. As a child, Jeanneret had a natural talent for the arts. He began his formal training at the École des Beaux-Arts in Geneva, graduating in 1921. Jeanneret was close friends with his older cousin Le Corbusier (born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret), and in 1922 the two opened a design atelier in Paris where Jeanneret was an active writer for the landmark avant-garde publication L'Esprit Nouveau. Jeanneret and Le Corbusier collaborated on numerous projects including Villa Savoie, the Pavillon de L'Esprit Nouveau for the Exposition Internationale des Arts-Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, and the Cité de Refuge. In 1940 Jeanneret and Le Corbusier parted ways over differences brought on by the war.

Jeanneret started his own firm in Grenoble, where he worked with fellow designer Jean Prouvé to create new concepts for prefabricated housing. Le Corbusier and Jeanneret reconciled following the end of World War II and in 1947, they received a commission to design the entire city of Chandigarh, India. Jeanneret moved to Chandigarh, and provided on-the-ground supervision with the set-up and construction of the buildings for more than fifteen years. Jeanneret designed the Governor’s Palace, the State Library, and the City Hall, in addition to fabricating much of the furniture and interiors after Le Corbusier decided to abandon the project mid-way through its construction. Following the completion, Jeanneret stayed on in India as the head of the architectural department at the University of the Punjab. In his later years, Jeanneret was particularly interested in urban planning and the mechanical means of controlling the environment.

Le Corbusier


  • Date/

    ca 1955-56

  • Material/

    Fabric, Teak

  • Dimension/

    64.0 x 67.0 x 84.0 cm (25.2 x 26.4 x 33.1 in)

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