Teak armchair



Office chair known as "Office cane chair" in black lacquered 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, separate from the seat.

The black lacquered Chandigarh furniture was designed as a protective measure and for easier cleaning. It was therefore found in cafeterias and university restaurants, as well as medical and hospital centres.

Circa 1955-56.


  • Height: 30.3 in / 77 cm.
  • Width: 19.7 in / 50 cm.
  • Depth: 17.7 in / 45 cm. (+/-).

Provenance: Restaurants university housing at Panjab University, secteur 14 and restaurants administrative buildings in Chandigarh, sector 1.

Photo ref.: "Catalogue Christie's"   Sale on 05/06/2007 in New York, page 62, lot no. 228. Set of six sold for $28800 / €21312.

Photo ref.: "Catalogue Leclere"   Sale on 11/12/2010 in Marseille, page 41, lot no. 81. Set of four sold for €5335.

Photo ref.: Similar model in “Catalogue – Amie Siegel” Ed. Prem Krishnamurthy. Printed : die Keure 2014, pages 7, 48, 49.

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-A black lacquered version.

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