Console desk in black-stained solid teak.
Rectangular top with sunken side compartment supported by two profiled legs in the shape of a plane’s wing.
This piece was also produced in Ahmedabad for the Mill Owners’ Association Building, by Balkrishna DOSHI under the direction of LE CORBUSIER.
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: University Healthcare center in Chandigarh, sector 14.
Photo ref.: Catalogue Christie's, similar model, sale on 05/06/2007 in New York, page 136, lot no. 279. Sold for $72000 /€53280.
Photo ref.: Catalogue "Bonhams", similar model, sale on 21/06/2016 in New York, page 52, lot no. 53. Sold for $43750 / €38915.
Photo ref.: Similar model in "Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Chandigarh, India" by Galerie Patrick Seguin, pages 258, 259 and 288.
Photo ref.: Similar model in "Le Corbusier Pierre Jeanneret, l'Aventure Indienne" by Eric Touchaleaume and Gérald Moreau, pages 498 and 609, under reference LC-AH-16-A.
Photo ref.: Similar model in "Chandigarh, Pierre Jeanneret" by François Laffanour - Laffanour Galerie Downtown, Paris, 2015, page 62.