Pierre Jeanneret 1896–1967

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.

Auction Results Pierre Jeanneret

PIERRE JEANNERET, Collection of Eight Works | ragoarts.com

Pierre Jeanneret

Collection of Eight Works

estimate: $14,000–18,000
result: $40,625
PIERRE JEANNERET, Office Cane chairs from Chandigarh, set of six | ragoarts.com

Pierre Jeanneret

Office Cane chairs from Chandigarh, set of six

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $32,500
PIERRE JEANNERET, Lounge chairs from the Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, pair | ragoarts.com

Pierre Jeanneret

Lounge chairs from the Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, pair

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $30,000
PIERRE JEANNERET, Kangourou chairs from Chandigarh, pair | ragoarts.com

Pierre Jeanneret

Kangourou chairs from Chandigarh, pair

estimate: $30,000–40,000
result: $30,000
PIERRE JEANNERET, Collection of Six Works | ragoarts.com

Pierre Jeanneret

Collection of Six Works

estimate: $25,000–30,000
result: $30,000
PIERRE JEANNERET, Collection of Eight Works | ragoarts.com

Pierre Jeanneret

Collection of Eight Works

estimate: $12,000–16,000
result: $27,500
PIERRE JEANNERET, Set of six library chairs from the Chandigarh administrative buildings | ragoarts.com

Pierre Jeanneret

Set of six library chairs from the Chandigarh administrative buildings

estimate: $8,000–12,000
result: $23,750
PIERRE JEANNERET, Rare lounge chairs from Chandigarh, pair | ragoarts.com

Pierre Jeanneret

Rare lounge chairs from Chandigarh, pair

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $23,750
PIERRE JEANNERET, Collection of Eight Works | ragoarts.com

Pierre Jeanneret

Collection of Eight Works

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $23,750
PIERRE JEANNERET, Pair of armless lounge chairs from the Chandigarh administrative buildings | ragoarts.com

Pierre Jeanneret

Pair of armless lounge chairs from the Chandigarh administrative buildings

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $22,500
PIERRE JEANNERET, Dining set from Chandigarh | ragoarts.com

Pierre Jeanneret

Dining set from Chandigarh

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $22,500
PIERRE JEANNERET, Office Cane armchairs from Chandigarh, set of six | ragoarts.com

Pierre Jeanneret

Office Cane armchairs from Chandigarh, set of six

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $21,760
PIERRE JEANNERET, Assembled set of eight chairs from the Chandigarh administrative buildings | ragoarts.com

Pierre Jeanneret

Assembled set of eight chairs from the Chandigarh administrative buildings

estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $21,250
PIERRE JEANNERET, Easy armchairs from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, pair | ragoarts.com

Pierre Jeanneret

Easy armchairs from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, pair

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $21,250
PIERRE JEANNERET, Cross Easy sofa from Chandigarh | ragoarts.com

Pierre Jeanneret

Cross Easy sofa from Chandigarh

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $21,250
PIERRE JEANNERET, Pair of V-leg lounge chairs from the Chandigarh administrative buildings | ragoarts.com

Pierre Jeanneret

Pair of V-leg lounge chairs from the Chandigarh administrative buildings

estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $20,000
PIERRE JEANNERET, Pair of armchairs from Punjab University | ragoarts.com

Pierre Jeanneret

Pair of armchairs from Punjab University

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $20,000
PIERRE JEANNERET, Easy armchairs from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, pair | ragoarts.com

Pierre Jeanneret

Easy armchairs from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, pair

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $20,000
PIERRE JEANNERET, stools from Punjab University, Chandigarh, set of six | ragoarts.com

Pierre Jeanneret

stools from Punjab University, Chandigarh, set of six

estimate: $12,000–18,000
result: $20,000
PIERRE JEANNERET, stools from Punjab University, Chandigarh, set of four | ragoarts.com

Pierre Jeanneret

stools from Punjab University, Chandigarh, set of four

estimate: $8,000–12,000
result: $18,750
PIERRE JEANNERET, Sofa from Punjab University | ragoarts.com

Pierre Jeanneret

Sofa from Punjab University

estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $18,750
PIERRE JEANNERET, Pair of armchairs from Punjab University | ragoarts.com

Pierre Jeanneret

Pair of armchairs from Punjab University

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $18,750
PIERRE JEANNERET, Easy armchairs from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, pair | ragoarts.com

Pierre Jeanneret

Easy armchairs from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, pair

estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $18,750
PIERRE JEANNERET, coffee table from Chandigarh | ragoarts.com

Pierre Jeanneret

coffee table from Chandigarh

estimate: $8,000–12,000
result: $17,920