Folding single bed in solid teak and solid cedar. Headboard slightly tilted with openwork teak slats. Rectangular, criss-crossed base in cedar, with intertwined cotton straps. "Spindle" type profiled leg assembly in solid teak, bolted onto the frame. A connecting rail between the front legs.
Removable upholstered mattress and bolster covered in anthracite grey cotton cloth with red piping.
Provenance: Student housing at Panjab University (sector14) and private homes in Chandigarh.
Reference: Swiss National Museum in Zurich. History: this easy-to-carry bed is inspired by the traditional Indian "Charpoi", which is taken outside to sleep in hot weather.
Photo ref.: Catalogue Artcurial Briest, Le Fur, Poulain, F.Tajan, similar model, sale on 27/11/2006 in Paris, lot no. 36. Sold for €8016.
Photo ref.: Catalogue Christie’s, similar model, sale on 05/06/2007 in New York, page 111, lot no. 260. Sold for $14400 / €10360.
Photo ref.: Catalogue Christie’s, similar model, sale on 05/06/2007 in New York, page 111, lot no. 261. Sold for $13200 / €9805.
Photo ref.: Catalogue Artcurial, similar model, sale on 15/04/2008 in Paris, page 123, lot no.74. Sold for €8674.
Photo ref.: Catalogue Piasa Rive Gauche, similar model, sale on 27/05/2014 in Paris, page 16, lot no.14. Sold for €11484.
Photo ref. : Similar model in "Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Chandigarh, India" by Galerie Patrick Seguin, pages 212, 213, 272, 285.
Photo ref.: Similar model in "Le Corbusier Pierre Jeanneret l'Aventure Indienne" by Eric Touchaleaume and Gérald Moreau, page 590 under reference: PJ-L-01-A.
Photo ref.: Similar model in "Chandigarh, Pierre Jeanneret" by François Laffanour - Laffanour Galerie Downtown, Paris, 2015, page 107.