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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.



Established in 1989 in a 300sqm space designed by the architect Jean Nouvel, the gallery showcases the talent of French designers of the XXth century such as Jean Prouvé, Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret, Le Corbusier and Jean Royère. Today, their creations are recognized as major contributions to the history of design. Along with a program of exhibitions devoted to architecture and furniture by these designers, the Galerie Patrick Seguin also invites, every year during the FIAC, international contemporary art galleries to exhibit in its space.



Jean Prouvé’s enduring interest in methods of storage was expressed in individual pieces of furniture – shelving, display windows, sideboards and closets – and interior fittings for both private and public commissions. 1954 saw the creation of a hanging «cabinet/bookcase» which combined the principle of the standard cabinet with that of the bookshelves developed shortly before.

Design Miami/ Basel 2014 – Pierre Jeanneret & Jean Prouvé – F 8×8 BCC House

From 16 to 22 June, on the occasion of Design Miami/Basel 2014, Galerie Patrick Seguin is pleased to present the unprecedented F 8×8 BCC House designed in 1942 by Pierre Jeanneret and Jean Prouvé.

The F 8×8 BCC House is the result of the collaboration between Pierre Jeanneret and Jean Prouvé and it is a perfect example of the practical application of the “axial portal frame” constructional system that Prouvé designed and patented in 1938. Adapted to the shortage of metal during the war, the F 8×8 BCC House was made entirely of wood.

New publication – “Le Corbusier-Pierre Jeanneret, Chandigarh, India”


June 2014 – The Galerie Patrick Seguin, specializing in furniture and architecture of the 20th century, is pleased to announce a new publication: Le Corbusier – Pierre Jeanneret, Chandigarh, India. This comprehensive work is dedicated to the massive Chandigarh project, of which the architecture and furniture are considered today as essential in the history of 20th century architecture and design. Illustrated with photographs dating from the time period to the present, this book documents both the architectural project and the importance of the production of furniture.