Armchair known as "Cane and teak wood armchair" 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 backrest, slightly curved, attached to the seat by two supports at the bottom.
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.
Provenance: Restaurants university housing at Panjab University, sector 14 and restaurants administrative buildings in Chandigarh, sector 1.
Photo ref.: Catalogue Artcurial, similar model, sale on 15/04/2008 in Paris, page 129, lot no. 80. Set of four sold for €18588.
Photo ref.: Catalogue Sotheby’s, similar model, sale on 18/12/2013 in New York, page 72, lot no. 160. Pair sold for $12500 / €9083.
Photo ref.: Catalogue Leclere, similar model, sale on 15/01/2014 in Marseille, page 37, lot no. 52. Sold for €3520.
Photo ref.: Similar model in "Le Corbusier Pierre Jeanneret l'Aventure Indienne" by Eric Touchaleaume and Gérald Moreau, page 563 under reference: PJ-SI-29-A black lacquered.
Photo ref.: Similar model in “Catalogue – Amie Siegel” Ed. Prem Krishnamurthy. Printed : die Keure 2014, pages 300, 301.