Pierre Jeanneret (1896 – 1967)

Pierre Jeanneret was a Swiss-French architect and designer who made significant contributions to the modernist movement in design during the mid-20th century. He was born in Geneva in 1896 and studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Geneva. Jeanneret’s design approach was characterized by a focus on functionality, efficiency, and a deep understanding of materials. His most famous works include the Chandigarh Chair, the Scissor Chair, and the Office Cane Chair, all of which showcase his unique style and approach to furniture design.

Jeanneret was also a skilled architect, and he worked on a number of notable projects throughout his career, including the design of the city of Chandigarh, India, in collaboration with his cousin, Le Corbusier. Jeanneret’s furniture designs were notable for their simplicity, durability, and ergonomic design, and his architectural designs often incorporated elements of industrial design. His work has had a lasting impact on the fields of architecture, furniture design, and industrial design, and his legacy continues to inspire designers and architects around the world.

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