Office chair known as "Office cane chair" in solid teak with seat and backrest in braided canework. "Compass" type double side leg assembly, with the legs connected by two crosspieces and supporting the armrests. Slanted, slightly curved backrest, attached to the seat by two small supports at the bottom.
Provenance: University housing at Panjab University, sector 14 and administrative buildings in Chandigarh, sector 1.
Reference: One similar example at Le Corbusier Center in Chandigarh, sector 19 and at City Museum in Chandigarh, sector 10.
Photo ref.: Catalogue Leclere, similar model, sale on 25/04/2009 in Marseille, page 52, lot no. 102. Pair sold for €3660.
Photo ref.: Catalogue Wright Auction similar model, sale on 29/10/2015 in Chicago, page 54, lots no. 112 and 135. Set of four sold for $11875 / €10761 and pair sold
for $16250 / €14726.
Photo ref.: Catalogue Leclere, similar model, sale on 09/02/2016 in Marseille, lot no. 125. Sold for €4403.
Photo ref.: Catalogue Sotheby’s, similar model, sale on 13/12/2017 in New York, page 27, lot no. 10. Sold for $10625 / €9026.
Photo ref.: Catalogue Sotheby’s, similar model, sale on 26/11/2019 in Paris, page 144, lot no. 102. Pair sold for €17500.
Photo ref.: "Le Corbusier Meubles et Intérieurs 1905-1965" by Arthur Rüegg, page 355.
Photo ref.: Similar model in “Catalogue – Amie Siegel” Ed. Prem Krishnamurthy. Printed : die Keure 2014, pages 68, 147, 187, 262, 263, 307.
Photo ref.: Similar model in "Le Corbusier Pierre Jeanneret l'Aventure Indienne" by Eric Touchaleaume and Gérald Moreau, page 562 under reference: PJ-SI-28-B.