Vertical ventilator shutter in folded, riveted sheet aluminium. Profiled in the shape of an aeroplane's wing, with steel pivots at the ends for rotation and air regulation.
A handle inserted and screwed into the wing to operate the ventilator shutter. Locking catch at the bottom. Frame in wood and steel ballasting, for display purposes.
Circa 1957- 58.
Provenance: Panjab University (sector 14), Secretariat (1958), Assembly (1964) in Chandigarh.
Photo ref.: Catalogue Leclere, similar model, sale on 30/09/2013 in Marseille, page 33, lot no. 51. Sold for €21369.
Photo ref.: Catalogue Artcurial, similar model, sale on 31/05/2016 in Paris, page 89, lot no. 150. Set of two sold for €32500.
Photo ref. : Similar model in "Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Chandigarh, India" by Galerie Patrick Seguin, pages 278, 279, 280, 281, 289.
Photo ref.: Similar model in "Le Corbusier Pierre Jeanneret l'Aventure Indienne" by Eric Touchaleaume and Gérald Moreau, page 604 under reference: LC-EA-05-A.