HIGHLIGHT – LIBRARY TABLE WITH LIGHT, ca. 1963-64

jeanneret-table

The latter comes from the famous chandigarh project. In 1947 with India’s independence, Nehru decided to commission a contemporary architect for the creation of the new capital of the Punjab region, soon to become Chandigarh. Le Corbusier’s project was meant to illustrate the bright future of this new country. The project also included the creation of all the furniture of administrative buildings and housing. For this creation Le Corbusier chose his cousin and lifelong collaborator, Pierre Jeanneret. Both of the architects-designers’ styles remained eminently modern yet respectful of Indian savoir-faire and craftsmanship.