Folding single bed in solid teak and solid cedar. Headboard slightly tilted with openwork teak slats. Rectangular, criss-crossed base in cedar, with intertwined cotton straps. "Spindle" type profiled leg assembly in solid teak, bolted onto the frame.
Removable upholstered mattress and bolster covered in anthracite grey cotton cloth.
Provenance: Student housing at Panjab University, sector 14 and private homes in Chandigarh.
History: This easy-to-carry bed is inspired by the traditional Indian "Charpoi", which is taken outside to sleep in hot weather.
Photo ref.: Catalogue Artcurial, Briest, Le Fur, F. Tajan, similar model, sale on 27/11/2006 in Paris, lot no. 36. Sold for €8016.
Photo ref.: Catalogue Christie’s, similar model, sale on 05/06/2007 in New York, page 110, lot no. 260. Sold for $14400 / €10696.
Photo ref.: Catalogue Phillips, similar model, sale on 06/06/2017 in New York, page 61, lot no. 41. Sold for $12500 / €11110.
Photo ref.: Similar model in "Le Corbusier Pierre Jeanneret l'Aventure Indienne" by Eric Touchaleaume and Gérald Moreau, page 589 under reference: PJ-L-01-A.