Armchair known as "Upholstered sofa easy chair" in solid teak and imitation leather. Backrest, seat and armrests slightly tilted and covered in original black imitation leather with piping. "Compass" type side leg assembly in teak with profiled, flat legs, connected by two supporting rails underneath the seat. Separate armrests with "roll" type stuffed covers.
Provenance: Panjab University, sector 14, student housing including "Hostel for girls" (1959), High Court (1960) and various administrative buildings in Chandigarh, sector 1.
Reference: One similar example at City Museum in Chandigarh, sector 10.
Note : This armchair also existed covered with cotton fabric.
Photo ref.: Catalogue “Cannes Enchères”, similar model in black imitation leather, sale on 22/11/2008 in Cannes, page 5, lot no. 25. Sold for €3480.
Photo ref.: Catalogue Dorotheum, similar model in beige calfskin leather, sale on 23/11/2010 in Vienna - Austria, page 112, lot no. 174. Pair sold for €27140.
Photo ref.: Catalogue Dorotheum, similar model in black skin foal, sale on 17/05/2011 in Vienna - Austria, page 124, lot no. 174. Pair sold for €18600.
Photo ref.: Catalogue Wright Auction, similar model in blue cotton fabric, sale on 07/06/2018 in Chicago, lot no. 245. Pair sold for $55000 / €46535.
Photo ref.: Catalogue Wright Auction, similar model in beige cotton fabric and brown piping, sale on 05/06/2019 in Chicago, page 121, lot no. 276. Pair sold for $81250 / €72320.
Réf. photo : Modèle similaire dans “Catalogue – Amie Siegel” Ed. Prem Krishnamurthy. Printed : die Keure 2014, page 37.
Photo ref.: Similar model in "Le Corbusier Pierre Jeanneret l'Aventure Indienne" by Eric Touchaleaume and Gérald Moreau, page 564 under reference: PJ-SI-32-C.