Table in solid teak and black lacquered teak veneer known as "Square table". Thick, square veneered top with straight sides resting on four wide, tapered vertical legs, presented face-on.
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: Panjab University, sector 14, cafeteria at the Polytechnic College for men (1961) in Chandigarh.
Photo ref.: Catalogue Artcurial, Briest, Le Fur, Poulain, F. Tajan, similar model, sale on 27/11/2006 in Paris, page 18, lot no. 8. Sold for €12332.
Photo ref.: Catalogue Phillips – Design New York, similar model, sale on 09/06/2016, lot no. 52. Sold for $20000 / €17577.
Photo ref.: Catalogue Phillips - Design New York, similar model, sale on 13/12/2016, lot no. 331. Sold for $21250 / €19967.
Photo ref.: Similar model in “Catalogue – Amie Siegel” Ed. Prem Krishnamurthy. Printed : die Keure 2014, pages 6, 7, 63, 257.
Photo ref.: Similar model in "Le Corbusier Pierre Jeanneret l'Aventure Indienne" by Eric Touchaleaume and Gérald Moreau, page 585 under reference: PJ-TA-04-A.
Photo ref.: Similar model in "Chandigarh, Pierre Jeanneret" by François Laffanour - Laffanour Galerie Downtown, Paris, 2015, page 79.